EE Times Launches Network Systems DesignLine Web Site for Engineers

Designing Equipment for the World's Emerging Next-Generation Networks

May 16, 2005

CMP Media's EE Times announced today the launch of the Network Systems DesignLine Web site ( This completely new site will provide design engineers and engineering managers with the technical, how-to information they need to accelerate and advance the design and development of networking equipment, while also keeping designers abreast of the latest design challenges and trends in emerging sectors.

"Although the market for network systems equipment is blossoming again, the people charged with designing equipment for next-generation networks face significant challenges in the days ahead," said Annie Lindstrom, site editor for Network Systems DesignLine. "The equipment they design must be increasingly more reliable and robust, and it must meet ever declining cost points. As I gather stories and resources for Network Systems DesignLine, I will be looking for items that provide our readers with all the help they need to meet the challenges they face as they design tomorrow's networks."

Network Systems DesignLine is the online design resource that delivers practical, how-to design information, technical and standards-related resources, new product announcements and reviews, expert advice and topical forums on:

  -- Ethernet Design
  -- Enterprise Networking
  -- IP Networking
  -- Last Mile/Broadband Access
  -- Metro/Edge Networking

The site is dedicated to helping engineers accelerate the design and development of networking systems and equipment by delivering a broad array of resources, from designing Voice over IP systems to updates on standards efforts being launched by the International Engineering Task Force. The site will also take a close look at the standards efforts in organizations such as the International Engineering Task Force (IETF) that shape the development of networking systems and equipment.

Site Editor Annie Lindstrom has been writing about telecommunications industry technology, standards, regulation and marketing for 16 years. She specializes in fiber optics, network access and wireless technologies. Annie is returning to CMP to run the Network Systems DesignLine. In the mid-90's, she was an editor for CMP's Communications Week Magazine. After that, she worked as a media relations manager for Bellcore (now Telcorida) and then as a senior technology editor for America's Network Magazine, where she won the prestigious President's Award for her contributions to the magazine. In 2000, Annie founded KittyHawk Communications Inc. and began working as a full-time freelance writer from her home office in New York City. She relocated to Cape Coral, Florida, in 2001.

Network Systems DesignLine is CMP Media's sixth in a series of vertically micro-segmented Web sites for design engineers involved in designing electronic systems. CMP's Electronics Group has a high degree of expertise in the networking systems design area. In addition to Annie Lindstrom's broad knowledge of this sector, CMP's Robert Keenan, Loring Wirbel, John Walko, and Rick Merritt are distinguished editors in the space. In addition, the site has access to a deep library of how-to technical articles, product information, and news content through

About EE Times

EE Times ( is the premier technology and business media brand serving the information needs of the creators of technology worldwide. EE Times print editions reach more than 900,000 electronics professionals around the world in 5 different languages. Each month users from more than 100 countries view more than 7.5 million pages on EE Times Online and the network of CMP Electronics Group Web sites. EE Times is owned and published by CMP Media LLC, headquartered in Manhasset, NY.

About CMP Media

CMP Media ( is the leading integrated media solutions company providing "broad and deep" access to the entire technology spectrum -- the builders, sellers and buyers of technology worldwide. The company's comprehensive database of technology decision makers enables marketers to reach targeted audiences throughout the purchase process with publications, web offerings, face-to-face events, consulting and other marketing services that deliver actionable results.

CONTACT: Tim Avila, Group Marketing Director of CMP Media LLC - Electronics Group, +1-415-947-6653, or


CONTACT: Tim Avila, Group Marketing Director of
CMP Media LLC - Electronics Group, +1-415-947-6653, or