Summertone was established twenty eight years ago by Terry Summers who has fifty five years’ experience in the Film, Audio and Magnetic Stripe Industry. He identified a need for a small specialist Company offering expertise in several areas, including:
- Magnetic head relapping
- Magnetic heads together with associated electronics.
- Archive film restoration.
- RESONANCES - The Sondor optical sound reader for archive film negative & positive reading & retrieval
- Publication of a Specialist book on Old Cottage Dolls
To give this service, Summertone has formed relationships with other specialist equipment manufacturers and is the UK and Ireland Agent for Digital Film Technology (dft). This alliance was formed in December 2016 after Digital Film Technology acquired the precision Swiss image and sound digitization company Sondor (Switzerland). Product ranges for Sondor will remain available under this new arrangement.
Summertone is the UK and Ireland agent for Photovox srl (Italy), the magnetic head manufacturer.