Zacuto USA

March 21, 2012 13:48 ET

Zacuto Becomes Okii Systems Worldwide Distributor

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Mar 21, 2012) - Zacuto USA has recently signed on as the worldwide distributor for Okii Systems products. Okii Systems specializes 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.

"Okii Systems is pleased to enter into a strategic partnership with Zacuto USA, an industry leader in high quality, originally designed camera accessories," says Roberson. "Our controllers are an excellent fit with Zacuto's product line. Additionally, Zacuto's worldwide, exclusive distribution of our controllers and accessories will introduce Okii to a dynamic and growing audience of photographers and videographers. Loyalty, honesty, and customer satisfaction are the cornerstone of Okii Systems, and Zacuto shares this same commitment and zeal."

The origin of Okii Systems began during a family trip to Japan. Will's background in embedded systems design and enthusiasm for photography coincided with his brother-in-law Fabio Cordoso's expertise in filmmaking. While lugging multiple cameras around Tokyo, they realized that a controller that leveraged Canon's USB implementation could potentially replace a mechanical follow focus, while providing a whole range of additional functions.

Much like Zacuto products, all Okii Systems products are made in the USA. Will Roberson designs the circuit boards and writes the software in North Carolina. The circuit boards are produced in Texas and the CAD and CNC machining is done in Nebraska. Some of Okii's more popular products include the FC1 USB Focus Controller, a focus control device for Canon DSLR cameras with video capabilities and the MC1 USB Mini Controller, a remote control device used for start/stop, digital zoom, and settings changes on Canon DSLR cameras with video capabilities.

Look for these products and more at If you would like more information on any Okii products please contact the Zacuto sales department or your local authorized Zacuto reseller.

Zacuto, located in Chicago, Illinois, is known for their "Made in the USA" brand of high quality, originally designed camera accessories. Their camera rental house division builds custom camera packages and delivers nationwide. Zacuto Films produces original programming and recently won a 2011 Emmy Award (Regional Chapter) for their webisodic program, FilmFellas and a 2010 Emmy Award (Regional Chapter) for The Great Camera Shootout 2010. For more information, visit or follow @Zacuto on Twitter.