Motama GmbH


ACM selects Motama's software as the final winner of Open Source competition

NMM software was awarded at this year's ACM Multimedia conference

The ACM Multimedia is the premier annual multimedia conference, covering all aspects of multimedia computing. The program committee of ACM Multimedia selected Motama's key software technology - called Network-Integrated Multimedia Middleware (NMM) - to be presented at this year's Open Source competition. An international jury of experts in the field then chose NMM to be the final winner of the competition. 'We would like to thank ACM for this distinction', Marco Lohse, CEO of Motama, says. 'We also see this award as the success of our strategy to continuously transfer the latest research results into mature software that then again can be used in commercial products as well as in academia.'

ACM Multimedia

The ACM Multimedia is the premier annual multimedia conference, covering all aspects of multimedia computing: from underlying technologies to applications, theory to practice, and servers to networks to devices. This year's conference was held Vancouver, BC, Canada. The Open Source software competition is a relatively recent and highly successful addition to the ACM Multimedia program. 2008 was the fifth year in running the competition. The competition celebrates the invaluable contributions of Open Source programmers who advance the field by providing the community with implementations of codecs, middleware, frameworks, toolkits, libraries, and other multimedia software. Further information is available from

Motama GmbH

Motama is specialized in designing and developing distributed and networked multimedia systems - spanning from embedded and mobile systems, to PCs, to large-scale computing clusters. The company's key technology provides a ground-breaking new software solution - called Network-Integrated Multimedia Middleware (NMM) - that drives innovative products for home entertainment, building technologies, content distribution, and other application areas. Motama's middleware technology operates cross-platform. Arbitrary networking technologies and various operating systems are supported, which allows for running NMM based solutions on commodity PCs, as well as on embedded systems, such as mobile phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), or set-top boxes. Founded in Saarbrücken, Germany, in 2005 as spin-off company from the Computer Graphics Lab at Saarland University, Motama today offers commercial and Open Source versions of its software. Further information about Motama is available from

Marco Lohse (Motama) and Prof. Abdulmotaleb El Saddik (General Co-Chair ACM Multimedia 2008)

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