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July 15, 2009

Global Data Link Announces Partnership with Telestream


Portland, OR, July 15, 2009 - Global Data Link today announced its partnership with Telestream®, Inc - market leader in digital video transcoding and workflow solutions.  Global Data Link, based out of Portland, Oregon, includes live and archived streaming media and content delivery networks as part of its service offering.  Until recently, there has not been an effective mechanism to encode and stream from a Macintosh and production hardware for multiple camera feeds and post-production is very cost prohibitive for many organizations.  Enter Wirecast!  Wirecast is one of the many software products that Telestream offers that provides professional quality production, encoding, and streaming to one or many publishing points simultaneously, and is available for Mac and PC. 


"Adding Wirecast to our portfolio substantially increases the quality of the streams our customers offer," said Jeremy Pollard, President of Global Data Link. "Our customers have had a phenomenal platform to carry their streaming traffic with our Edgecast partnership but the encoding function was less than desirable.  They would either have to buy very costly production equipment to present a feature-rich, multiple source stream, or they would have to settle for a very plain, free encoder stream.  With Wirecast, our customers can now have all of the benefits of costly production hardware in a very cost-effective, portable piece of software and they can upload to both Windows and Flash Media Servers simultaneously."


Wirecast, along with all of the other video transcoding software and hardware produced by Telestream, will be available for purchase from Global Data Link's e-commerce site and combined with their Content Delivery Services, will offer the best streaming services in the market.


About Telestream (
Telestream products make it possible to get video content to any audience regardless of how it is created, distributed or viewed. Throughout the entire digital media lifecycle, from capture to viewing, for consumers through high-end professionals, Telestream products range from components and encoding applications to fully-automated workflow systems. Telestream enables users in a broad range of business environments to leverage the value of their video content. Telestream corporate headquarters are located in Nevada City, California, and its team of video experts are located in France, Germany, Sweden, UK and US. The company is privately held.

March 1, 2009

Global Data Link Announces Partnership with Star2Star


Portland, OR, March 1, 2009 - Global Data Link, a premier provider of high quality, cutting edge technology and communications services is pleased to announce that the company has recently partnered with Star2Star Communications, developer of ‘The World's Most Reliable Business Grade Internet Phone Solution’, as an Authorized Star2Star Solution Provider.  Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Global Data Link offers a range of comprehensive data services and proven VoIP solutions designed to meet the specific needs and concerns of your business.  


Global Data Link has chosen to partner with Star2Star Communications in order to provide a next generation, fully distributed, business communications solution that offers specific benefits for their small and mid-sized business clients.  These benefits include powerful feature capabilities, tremendous cost savings, superior call quality and business continuity processes that provide for complete disaster recovery and automatic failover in cases of equipment damage, power outages or failed internet connections.


Loren Brown, General Vice-President of Global Data Link hailed the adoption of Star2Star as part of the company’s solution set, stating, “The Star2Star solution has proven to be a superior IP phone system and service platform that will exceed the demanding needs of our customers by providing guaranteed reliability, superior call quality, and state-of-the-art features; while providing significant monthly savings for our clients!”


Star2Star’s unique IP telephony architecture provides both the business phone system and phone service offering powerful telephone system features like seamless integration of multiple branch office locations, remote workers and cellular phone extensions, unlimited voicemail with messages delivered to email, phone line pooling across locations; all at a cost that is typically lower than the customers current phone bill. 

September 24, 2008

Global Data Link Announces Main Office Relocation

Portland, OR, September 24, 2008 - Global Data Link has announced that as of September 24, 2008, its main office will be at 4700 SW Macadam Ave, Suite 301, in Portland, OR.  This new location, situated just south of downtown Portland in John's Landing, is easily accessible from downtown Portland, Interstate 5, Highway 43, and Highway 99E, via the Ross Island Bridge.  This positions us within easy reach of local customers and enables out-of-town customers the ability to locate us easily.  There are many hotels, restaurants, and venues of entertainment within walking distance or a short cab ride away.

In addition to the great location, this office gives us a direct connection to the Portland Carrier Hotel, one of our primary data centers, via one of our licensed microwave systems.  This will enable even greater flexibility and reliability for our customers and partners.

August 27, 2008

Global Data Link Creates CDN Portal Release

Tualatin, OR, August 27, 2008 - Global Data Link Content Delivery Network  customers can now have full control of their account utilizing an online portal.  The portal gives access to a wide variety of tools including Windows Media and Flash stream management, an online file manager, and an advanced reporting mechanism.  With the stream manger, a user can easily setup and maintain their own publishing points and streams as well as modify existing publishing points.  The online file manager makes it easy to see the entire file structure loaded on the Edge network, as well as an easy way to upload and download files and purge content from the server's cache.  The advanced reporting tools give users the ability to see who's connecting from where, for how long, and which files and streams are being accessed the most.  The system is complete with interactive maps, charts, and graphs, and includes the ability to extract data from any timeframe into an Excel spreadsheet or raw log file.

May 19, 2008

Global Data Link Announces EdgeCast Partnership

Tualatin, OR, May 19, 2008 - Global Data Link has partnered with EdgeCast to offer state-of-the-art Content Delivery services.  EdgeCast has a vast network with 13 Points of Presence in 7 countries on 3 continents.  Our EdgeCast partnership offers a superior, cost-effective global content delivery service that gives our customers a competitive advantage in the delivery of digital media.  A world-class content delivery platform provides customers the cost benefits and flexibility of controlling their own content delivery network while liberating them from bandwidth contracts, capital investments and operational hassles.

Our combined facilities leverage bandwidth from the top international IP transit carriers and reach the greatest population of Internet end users in every global market. Proprietary global load-balancing technology connects each location to your end users around the world.

At the same time, bandwidth buying power works to your benefit, giving you access to our volume discounts. Our partnership offers you cutting-edge storage and edge caching infrastructure across which your applications and content have guaranteed performance and delivery. Best of all, it gives you instant scale with no capital costs. You don’t need to make a build or buy decision; just choose your starting point and move up or down our service spectrum as your stage of growth requires.

This hybrid solution of content delivery and storage allows us to opportunity to offer premier services at extremely competitive pricing.

April 17, 2008

Global Data Link Releases Off-site Backup Solution Upgrade

Tualatin, OR, April 17, 2008 - Global Data Link's off-site backup solution has been upgraded.  This upgrade offers more features and security to our existing backup solution.  The new version also supports Mac OS X, allowing us to support more clients and offer better service. 

Our off-site backup solution offers our customers the ability to backup their mission-critical files in our secure, state-of-the-art data centers.  In case of fire, theft, or catastrophic disaster, files can restored and servers and systems can be back online in a matter of hours.

Global Data Link's off-site backups are HIPAA compliant.