Martin Professional has assumed full rights for exclusive distribution of the complete line of Case control desks. Belgium-based R&D International, which introduced the products in 1992, is no longer making its own version of the consoles and is instead concentrating on product development and support.
When Martin introduced its MACs and PALs, it needed a suitable control desk for them, and turned to R&D's Case. A special version of the product, the Martin Case, was introduced, while R&D continued to distribute its own version, the Case Professional. Martin agreed to manufacture both. Strong sales of the Martin Case, the firm says, led it to the new arrangement, which removes "any potential confusion in the market concerning the distribution of Case controllers."