Rohde & Schwarz buys Motama
The acquisition will enhance the expertise of GMIT GmbH in the growing live online content distribution market. Headquartered in Saarbruecken, Motama is a pioneer in the field of professional transmission via unmanaged IP networks. The Saarbruecken-based company’s RelayCaster protocol minimizes packet losses to enable the quality-of-service (QoS) conditions required for interruption-free transmissions.
Hannes Strobel, Vice President Monitoring & Headend, at Rohde & Schwarz and Managing Director of GMIT says, “RelayCaster technology represents a major expansion of our Broadcast and Media Division’s current portfolio in the field of interruption-free transmission, and will impact future applications. RelayCaster gives us the benefits of a fully established product in a highly promising market.”
Dr. Marco Lohse, founder and Managing Director of Motama GmbH, adds, “Our technology will make a valuable contribution to Rohde & Schwarz achieving its ambitious objectives. The structures and potential within Rohde & Schwarz offer optimal opportunities for the continued development of our products. Our customers will also benefit.”
RelayCaster and other Motama products are now available from GMIT GmbH as independent products. Motama technology will be integrated into the Rohde & Schwarz broadcast and media portfolio and can be used for new software 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, who 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.