Ross Merlin Joins the NVIS Communications LLC Advisory Board.
May 20, 2021
Ross Merlin, a well-known figure in the world of emergency communications interoperability, joins the NVIS team to support its customers in government, defense, and critical infrastructure protection after a distinguished career with the U.S. federal government.
He will be advising and consulting with the NVIS team as it continues to support its customers with emergency backup voice and data communications systems integration and deployment, as well as the buildout of the nationwide NVIS Communications Advanced HF Voice and Data Network.
His federal career included many aspects of HF radio communications relevant to NVIS's customers: emergency operations, regulatory, spectrum management, technical support, and program management. As Telecommunications and Information Resources Manager of the National Disaster Medical System his experience responding to major disaster led him to create the National Interoperability Field Operations Guide (NIFOG), used nationwide by public safety, military, and other emergency communications specialists. At FEMA he led the Wireless Program Management Office which included the FEMA National Radio SYSTEM (FNARS) and serving as FEMA's Spectrum Manager. After a few years as DHS Spectrum Manager where his work included policy and regulatory matters, he joined the DHS Office of Emergency Communications (OEC, now Emergency Communications Division, ECD), providing technical assistance nationwide through the Interoperable Communications Technical Assistance Program (ICTAP). From 2015 through 2021 he was the Program Manager of the SHAred RESources High Frequency Radio Program - SHARES. The SHARES program provides common radio channels and procedures, as well as a nationwide HF email system, to support interoperable emergency communications for all levels of government as well as critical infrastructure and key resources.
With the NVIS Team, Ross Merlin will be a speaker at the International Wireless Communications Expo, IWCE 2021, September 27-30 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
CODAN COMMUNICATIONS ANNOUNCES NVIS COMMUNICATIONS AS PRIMARY PARTNER FOR THE UNITED STATES, MEXICO AND CARIBBEAN
29 January 2019
Continuing to build its world class partnership network, Codan Communications is pleased to announce its new primary partner for the US, Mexico and Caribbean - NVIS Communications. Partnering with Codan was the next logical step for NVIS Communications to strengthen and diversify their offering to satisfy customer needs.
"NVIS HAS A VERY STRONG FOOTPRINT AND KNOWLEDGE OF HF SYSTEMS INTEGRATION AND HAS ALWAYS RESPECTED THE RELIABILITY AND QUALITY OF CODAN’S PRODUCTS, IN PARTICULAR THE ENGINEERING AND SUPPORT THEY OFFER. CODAN’S STRATEGIC GOALS CLOSELY ALIGN WITH NVIS AND WE ARE VERY PLEASED TO BE WORKING EXCLUSIVELY WITH CODAN WORLDWIDE."
--John Rosica, President of NVIS Communications LLC
Throughout its long history, Codan has worked extensively alongside its partners worldwide to identify customer needs and ensure that its solutions meet their requirements. “Codan acknowledges its success through its partners and this appointment of NVIS Communications is significant for Codan’s continuing success in the Americas,”
--Michael Demos, Regional Sales Director, Americas.