Rohde & Schwarz acquires Motama technology

May 22, 2017 // By Julien Happich
GMIT GmbH, a subsidiary of Munich-based technology group Rohde & Schwarz, has acquired the technology of Motama GmbH for interruption-free transmission of audio and video content in IP networks.

The acquisition will enhance the expertise of Rohde & Schwarz subsidiary GMIT GmbH in the growth market of live online content distribution. Headquartered in Saarbruecken, Motama is a pioneer in the field of professional transmission via unmanaged IP networks. The Saarbruecken-based company's RelayCaster protocol is a solution that minimizes packet losses to enable the quality-of-service (QoS) conditions required for interruption-free transmissions.

RelayCaster and other Motama products are now available from GMIT GmbH as independent product solutions. Motama technology will be integrated into the Rohde & Schwarz broadcast and media portfolio and can be used for new software solutions and cloud environments. Motama GmbH products and technology will remain available through existing sales partners and also be integrated into the Rohde & Schwarz product portfolio for worldwide marketing via the Rohde & Schwarz sales network.

Dr. Marco Lohse, founder and Managing Director of Motama GmbH since he established the company in 2005, will retain primary responsibility for growth and development of the product line as the Director of R&D IP Gateways at GMIT GmbH, a position he will assume effective June 1,2017.

Rohde & Schwarz - www.rohde-schwarz.com
Motama GmbH - www.motama.com