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1. In technical analysis, a situation in which the supply and demand for a security are largely the same. A line means that the security is unlikely to see any rapid fluctuation in price. It is called a line because, when plotted on a graph, it looks like a roughly horizontal line. Technical analysts look for signals that a line is ready to break one way or another before recommending that investors take a position on a security.

2. Informal; workers in a large, industrial company. They are called the line because, historically, they assembled the parts of a product while literally standing next to each other in a long line, also called an assembly line.


In technical analysis, a horizontal pattern on a price chart indicating a period during which supply and demand for a security are relatively equal. Technical analysts generally look for the price to break away from the line, at which time they are likely to take a position in the direction of the movement. See also making a line.
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The new line cards are based on the ExaScale suite of advanced, packet processing and switching ASICs that leverage Force10 high-performance hardware and software design expertise, patented backplane technology, and industry-leading density, performance and flexibility.
The device can also be used on Gigabit Ethernet line cards operating at either 125 MHz or 156.
Integrated filters, amplifiers, and line cards enable complete platform integration within a single shelf.
The EN6110 is designed to address massively scalable network equipment architectures, with the capability to directly address up to 36 line cards.
The CN 4200 family of multiservice transport and aggregation platforms is capable of on-demand support for any transport protocol--including SONET/SDH, Ethernet, storage (Fibre Channel, FICON, ESCON) or video--at any speed on any available port using the industry's first universal line card with individual user-programmable ports.
ZyXEL's VLC1124G is a 24 port VDSL2 line card for those who are already using a ZyXEL DSLAM, either the IES-5000 or the IES-5005.
With the CN 4200, we can reduce our wavelength utilization and have a single line card delivering SONET, Gigabit Ethernet and storage services on different reprogrammable ports - instead of needing three different line cards or network devices - all of which combine to bring a new level of service flexibility and investment protection to our network.
Leveraging the flexibility and capabilities of Ample's Harrier, Force10 introduced the industry's only 90-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet line card.
The devices are ideal for high density T1/E1 and DS3/E3 line cards in Wireless Radio Network Controllers (RNC), Base Station Controllers (BSC), Routers and Current and Next Generation Voice Infrastructure Equipment (see Figure 1).
These new XFP modules provide low power operation and high margins to the FCC's EMC specifications, which allows our customers to increase system bandwidth by packing more modules per line card.
Carrier Ethernet pioneer Riverstone Networks today introduced a series of access line cards for its 15008 Ethernet Edge Router platform.