EE Times Launches Video/Imaging DesignLine Web site for Engineers in Video and Imaging Electronics

Video/Imaging is Fourth in a Series of Design Solution Web sites Developed by Engineers for Engineers in the Electronics Industry

Feb 14, 2005

CMP Media's EE Times announced today the launch of the Video/Imaging DesignLine Web site (, an online resource for engineers in the video and imaging industry consisting of contributed articles providing "how to" design solutions, news and updates on industry standards such as USB video, MPEG and MPL.

"The pace of progress in digital video and imaging is astounding, and this is only the beginning," said Cliff Roth, Video/Imaging DesignLine editor. "From codecs, to multimedia signal processors, to displays and image sensors -- everywhere you turn, there are new developments daily. Video/Imaging DesignLine will be the definitive resource for engineers working in this field, to keep abreast of news, and to solve practical engineering issues for video and imaging products currently in the works."

Video/Imaging DesignLine fills an informational void for engineers and engineering managers, providing practical, how-to design information, technical and standards-related resources, product announcements and reviews, expert advice and analysis, insights into industry trends, blogs and forums, and breaking news focused on the following key areas:

  -- Image Sensors & Optics
  -- Video Processing
  -- Display Technology
  -- Innovative Applications
  -- Market Research

Also featured at Video/Imaging DesignLine is the TechLibrary section, a series of links to resources about video/imaging technology codecs and standards, including USB and MPEG specifications, reference design kits and image sensor specifications.

Cliff Roth, editor of, has been writing about video and imaging technology for over two decades. From 2001 to 2003 Roth was Director of Interactive Television for Gist Communications, an onscreen program guide company, where he created and oversaw development of interactive TV applications for cable and satellite TV. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, and numerous specialty publications. In the 1990s Roth was Technology Editor for Gist, a Senior Editor for E-town (a consumer electronics web site), and Editor-In-Chief of Smart Media Business (a monthly newsletter about interactive television). He is the author of two books -- "The Low Budget Video Bible" and "Mobile Computing for Dummies."

Video/Imaging DesignLine is CMP Media's fourth in a series of vertically micro-segmented Web sites for design engineers involved in designing electronic systems. The site complements CMP's existing suite of products focused on video/imaging techniques and technologies, including the upcoming Consumer Systems Design Seminar at the Embedded Systems Conference San Francisco, March 8-9, 2005, and Electronics Supply & Manufacturing magazine.

About EE Times

EE Times ( is the premier technology and business newsweekly serving the information needs of 150,000* engineers and technical managers in North America. Together with EE Times Asia and China editions, EE Times print editions reach more than 200,000** electronics professionals worldwide.

EE Times' network includes local language online editions,,,,, and The EE Times Network also includes specialized online web sites such as,,, Planet Analog, and, averaging more than six million page views and reaching more than one million unique visitors each month.** CMP Media LLC, headquartered in Manhasset, NY, publishes EE Times and the EE Times Network.

About CMP Media

CMP Media LLC ( is a leading integrated media company providing essential information and marketing services to the entire technology spectrum -- the builders, sellers and users of technology worldwide. Capitalizing on its editorial strength, CMP is uniquely positioned to offer marketers comprehensive, integrated media solutions tailored to meet their individual needs. Its diverse products and services include newspapers, magazines, Internet products, research, direct marketing services, education and training, trade shows and conferences, and custom publishing.

  *Source: June 2004 BPA Statement
  ** Source: Publisher's own data

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   Tim Avila
   Group Marketing Director
   CMP Media LLC - Electronics Group
   Tel: +1 415-947-6653


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