Vermont Business Magazine National Life Group’s fourth annual Do Good Fest(link is external), presented by The Point, will feature alternative rock band Guster(link is external) and three other bands on Saturday. Burlington-based Kat Wright(link is external) will kick off the free music festival at 4 pm, followed by Dwight & Nicole(link is external) also of Burlington at 5, and New England fan favorite The Adam Ezra Group(link is external) at 6 pm. Guster takes the stage at 7:30 pm and the show will close with a spectacular fireworks display.New this year, there will be parking both at National Life and at Montpelier High School, which will be served by an Express Shuttle to the festival grounds. The shuttle will begin running at 4 p.m. and will continue through the evening.National Life underwrites the cost of the show and all of the proceeds from the $20 parking fee at both lots are donated to Branches of Hope(link is external), the cancer patient fund at Central Vermont Medical Center.Gates open at 2:30 pm and family activities, including face-painting and children’s games, get under way at 3 p.m. Beer from festival co-sponsor Harpoon Brewery(link is external) will be served at two beer gardens and an expanded lineup of food trucks will be serving throughout the day. No cans, glass or coolers are permitted on the festival grounds.A Nonprofit Village of 30 organizations will operate in a tent at the top of the hill to showcase the good work done by charitable groups across the region.In its first three years, the Do Good Fest has raised $56,000 for cancer patients at Branches of Hope.In addition to Independent Radio The Point and Harpoon Brewery, the Do Good Fest is co-sponsored by Seven Days(link is external), Montpelier Alive(link is external) and the National Life Group Foundation(link is external).At National Life, our story is simple: For more than 167 years we’ve worked hard to deliver on our promises to millions of people with our vision of providing peace of mind in times of need. It’s our cause, stemming from a deep passion to live our values to do good, be good and make good, every day. Learn more at NationalLife.com(link is external).Source: Montpelier, Vermont – National Life Group 7.12.2017
ETL Systems, a designer and manufacturer of RF signal distribution equipment for satellite communications, is showcasing its range of RF equipment at Satellite 2019, in Washington DC.Products on display at ETL Systems booth include the new StingRay DWDM Fibre solution, which enables high-quality signal distribution between a satellite antenna and a remote control room. With the challenge of rain attenuation, there is a growing need to send RF signals over fibre across large distances without losing signal. ETL’s DWDM solution ensures multiple signals can be transmitted and received over distances of up to 100s of kilometers through a single fibre cable.ETL is also demonstrating the recently launched 4th generation Enigma Switch Matrix for routing L-band signals. The Enigma Matrix range provides signal distribution for up to 32 input and output feeds for downlinking and uplinking signal management. The latest models offer better linearity, improved noise figure, frequency response and isolation. For easy implementation, the matrices can be expanded or used to expand existing systems by adding additional matrix modules and system splitters or combiners.Additionally, ETL Systems is showcasing its range of waveguide components at the Satellite 2019 event. ETL’s waveguide components deliver low signal loss and high-power handling, ensuring robust and reliable transmission via uplinks and downlinks. The high precision components are available as flex, twist, bend, adaptors, couplers, pressure windows and straights, resulting in the successful guiding of waves around potential obstacles.Atlantic Microwave, the company which was recently acquired by ETL Systems is also at the show. The recent acquisition allows both ETL Systems and Atlantic Microwave to offer an extended range of RF equipment and components to customers.