GMIT, a subsidiary of Rohde & Schwarz, acquired Motama

Rohde & Schwarz acquires Motama

GMIT, a subsidiary of the German group Rohde & Schwarz based in Munich, has acquired the technology of its compatriot Motama specializing in the uninterrupted transmission of audio and video content over IP networks.

This acquisition extends the expertise of Rohde & Schwarz’s subsidiary in the online content distribution market. GMIT develops automated surveillance products for operating and monitoring of broadcasting and streaming infrastructures.

Based in Saarbruecken, Motama is specialized in professional transmission via unmanaged IP networks. Its RelayCaster protocol minimizes packet loss to ensure the quality of service (QoS) required for uninterrupted transmissions.

Marco Lohse, founder of the company in 2005 and CEO of Motama said: “Rohde & Schwarz offers us the opportunities to further develop our products.” The financial and technological support of the long-established German group also allows it to strengthen the confidence of its customers. This will encourage the implementation of long-term partnerships while further securing their investments.

Marco Lohse will be responsible for the development of the product line as Director of R&D IP Gateways at GMIT GmbH, a position he will assume effective June 1,2017.

RelayCaster and other Motama products are now available from GMIT. These solutions are integrated into the Rohde & Schwarz broadcast and media catalog and can be used to deploy new software solutions and cloud applications.

Motama’s products and technology will remain available to current trading partners. They will also be offered via Rohde & Schwarz’s global sales network.