In a bid to expand its portfolio for interruption-free transmission of audio and video content in IP networks, Berlin-based Rohde & Schwarz's subsidiary, GMIT, has acquired the technology of another German company, Motama.

The acquisition will be used by GMIT to improve its position in the live online content distribution market, according to Rohde & Schwarz.

Motama founder 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, a position he will assume effective June 1, 2017.

GMIT develops multiviewer and automated monitoring products for operating and monitoring broadcast and streaming infrastructures. The Saarbruecken-based company's RelayCaster protocol is claimed to minimise 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 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, according to the company.