Okii Systems LLC
809 Town Side Dr.
Apex, NC 27502
Okii Systems is a company founded on the principles of integrity, honesty, and customer satisfaction. We specialize in custom software and embedded systems applications for the photography and film industry. The company is owned and operated by William Paul Tadao Roberson, a computer science graduate of North Carolina State University.
Will's family is intensely involved in Okii Systems, and he is especially fortunate to have their help, support, and experience. His mother Cookie, sister Kristi, and brother-in-law Fabio are all amateur or professional photographers and filmmakers. Kristi and Fabio are both graduates from Pratt Institute, and Fabio currently runs 3Toad Films and Love Sick Video Journalism in Honolulu, Hawaii.
The origin of Okii Systems began during one of the most recent family trips to Japan. Will's background in embedded systems design and enthusiasm for photography coincided with Fabio's expertise in filmmaking. While lugging multiple cameras around Tokyo, they realized there was a need for something lighter and smaller than a mechanical follow focus and rig. A controller that leveraged Canon's USB implementation could potentially replace a mechanical follow focus, while providing a whole range of additional functions.
All Okii Systems products are made in the USA. Will designs the circuit boards and writes the software in North Carolina, produces the circuit boards in Texas, and has his close friends Walter Fowler and Andy Damgaard from Function handle all the CAD and CNC machining in Nebraska. Please look for more great products from Okii Systems and Function in the near future.
We leave you with the Okii mascot, Paquito.