Production and Availability Status

Studio Technologies has been affected by current global supply-chain issues that have impacted our ability to build some of our products. Below is a list of the products that have been impacted, along with a brief overview of the action Studio Technologies is taking to ensure the level of service and quality our customers have become accustomed to continues. This list will be updated as the status of the affected products change. From problems come opportunities and that’s the mantra that Studio Technologies has adopted.


  • 27-Apr-2022
    Model 45DC Intercom Interface Obsolete; Model 545DC Intercom Interface Under Development
    The Model 45DC has provided excellent performance since it was released a number of years ago. Unfortunately, during mid-2021 obtaining some of its parts become quite difficult. This included an inability to obtain the microcontroller integrated circuit used by the unit. As such, it was determined that further production of the product was not possible. However, the need for the unit’s functionality was still present so Studio Technologies decided that creating an updated unit was warranted. Creation of a replacement product, called the Model 545DC Intercom Interface, began in Q3 of 2021 and, as of the time of this writing, has been completed. The only step remaining is final performance testing of prototype units. The Model 545DC performs the same functions as the Model 45DC, is priced the same, and utilizes newer and more-available technology. It will also allow configuration and monitoring using the STcontroller software application. It is expected that the first production-quality Model 545DC units will be shipping to customers during mid-Q2 of 2022. Full product availability should be during Q3 of 2022.

  • 15-Mar-2022
    Model 44D Audio Interface Obsolete; Model 544D Audio Interface Under Development
    During 2020 the microcontroller integrated circuit and digital audio integrated circuits used in the Model 44D Audio Interface started becoming very difficult to obtain. Demand for semiconductor parts, along with the devastating 2019 fire at AKM in Japan, has had a major impact on delivery of parts to OEM manufacturers, including Studio Technologies. As such, no Model 44D units have been produced since Q3 of 2021. (And all units in the Studio Technologies’ inventory have since been shipped to customers.) The lack of semiconductors needed for the Model 44D continues and it was decided that the unit would be discontinued. But the need for such a product continues and an updated unit, to be called the Model 544D Audio Interface, is currently being developed. The new design will perform the same functions as the Model 44D but use newer parts, use STcontroller for configuration (no DIP switches on the unit’s back), and it will be housed in our latest enclosure design. It’s expected that the pricing of the Model 544D will be the same as the Model 44D. Production of the new unit is expected to begin during the later part of Q2 of 2022 with delivery anticipated by Q3.

  • 15-Mar-2022
    Model 45DR Intercom Interface Obsolete; Model 545DR Intercom Interface Under Development
    The Model 45DR has provided excellent performance since it was released a number of years ago. Unfortunately, during mid-2021 obtaining some of its parts become quite difficult. This included an inability to obtain the microcontroller integrated circuit used by the unit. As such, it was determined that further production of the product was not possible. However, the need for the unit’s functionality was still present so Studio Technologies decided that creating an updated unit was warranted. Creation of a replacement product, called the Model 545DR Intercom Interface, began in Q3 of 2021 and, as of the time of this writing, has been completed. The only step remaining is final performance testing of prototype units. The Model 545DR performs the same functions as the Model 45DR, is priced the same, and utilizes newer and more-available technology. It will also allow configuration and monitoring using the STcontroller software application. It is expected that the first production-quality Model 545DR units will be shipping to customers during mid-Q2 of 2022. Full product availability should be during Q3 of 2022.

  • 15-Mar-2022
    Model 362 Listen-Only Beltpack Obsolete; Model 362A Listen-Only Beltpack Under Development
    Due to difficulties in obtaining a specific microcontroller integrated circuit, Studio Technologies has not been able to deliver any Model 362 Listen-Only Beltpack units since Q3 of 2021. The outlook for the availability of that component has not improved so it was decided that an updated version of the product was needed. Development of a replacement is going well and it will be called the Model 362A. Units are expected to be available in mid- to late-Q2 of 2022. The Model 362A will use a different and hopefully more-available microcontroller integrated circuit. In addition, other portions of the circuitry have been changed to reflect Studio Technologies’ latest design practices. This includes removing the four configuration DIP switches and utilizing the STcontroller software application to configure the unit’s operating parameters. (See the latest version of STcontroller for Windows┬« for the Model 362A’s configuration implementation.) Several additional changes should result in increased overall unit reliability. So while current conditions have forced a change, the result should be very positive for the longer term.

  • 15-Mar-2022
    Model 5421 Dante Intercom Audio Engine Production Delayed
    The Broadway integrated circuit (“Broadway chip”) from Audinate is used to create the Dante┬« interface in the Model 5421 Dante Intercom Audio Engine. Late in 2021, Audinate essentially halted deliveries of the Broadway chip to all OEM customers, including Studio Technologies. This was due to Audinate’s inability to source the logic integrated circuit that forms the core of the Broadway part. This prevented Studio Technologies from building more Model 5421 units. Inventory of Model 5421 units was depleted by early in 2021 with no more available since then. While the long-term outlook for the Broadway part is not known, Studio Technologies has recently received delivery of some Broadway parts. (Yay!) As such, production of more Model 5421 units will begin shortly. It’s expected that more Model 5421 units will be available during the last part of Q2 2022.

  • 15-Mar-2022
    Models 232, 234, 236, and 348 Production Delayed But Delivery Scheduled
    As with the Model 5421, the Broadway integrated circuit is used to create the Dante interface in the Models 232, 234, and 236 Announcer’s Consoles and the Model 348 Intercom Station. Late in 2021, Audinate essentially halted deliveries of the Broadway chip to all OEM customers, including Studio Technologies. This was due to Audinate’s inability to source the logic integrated circuit that forms the core of the Broadway part. This lack of delivery prevented Studio Technologies from building more of these units once all inventory was shipped to customers in early 2022. Fortunately, Studio Technologies has recently received delivery of some Broadway parts and production has resumed. It’s expected that more Model 232, 234, 236, and 348 units will be available early in Q2 of 2022.