GMIT, a subsidiary of Rohde & Schwarz, has acquired the IP networks transmission technology developed by fellow German firm Motama.

The purchase will be used by GMIT to improve its position in live online content distribution market.

GMIT develops multiviewer and automated monitoring products for operating and monitoring broadcast and streaming infrastructures

Financial details were not disclosed.

Headquartered in Saarbruecken in the West of the country, Motama’s RelayCaster protocol minimises packet losses to enable the quality-of-service (QoS) conditions required for interruption-free transmissions. 

Hannes Strobel, the vice president of monitoring and headend at Rohde & Schwarz and managing director of GMIT, said, “RelayCaster technology represents a major expansion of our Broadcast and Media Division’s current portfolio. It gives us the benefits of a fully established product in a highly promising market.” 

RelayCaster and other Motama offerings are now available from GMIT as independent products.

Motama technology will also be integrated into the Rohde & Schwarz broadcast and media portfolio and used for new software applications and in cloud environments.

The 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.

Marco Lohse, founder of Motama, added, ” The structures and potential within Rohde & Schwarz offer optimal opportunities for the continued development of our products. Our customers will also benefit.”

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.