Optical Scientific Inc. (OSi)
Optical Scientific Inc. (OSi) is the leader in remote sensing advanced optical weather & environmental sensors and systems. Our innovative optical technology has a wide variety of applications. from road weather to flow monitoring flow in smokestacks. Customers can rely on our instruments 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We serve an international community of users on all seven continents. You will find OSi products in such diverse locations as the South Pacific and Antarctica. Our clients include multinational corporations, power plants, petrochemical refineries, airports, universities, all branches of the military, Federal government agencies, and small local governments. Our products have a solid track record of high performance and ultra-high reliability. For example, our 1100 Present Weather sensors fielded for NWS/FAA in the early 90’s are all still working 25 years later! That’s reliability you can take to the bank!
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- Business Type:
- Industry Type:
- Meteorological Monitoring
- Market Focus:
- Globally (various continents)
- Year Founded:
- $1,000,000 US - $10,000,000 US
Original Research · Patented Technology · Superior Engineering · Creative Thinking
Optical Scientific, Inc. was founded in 1985. We are a research, development, engineering and manufacturing firm located in the I-270 high technology corridor outside of Washington, DC.
We design and build the most advanced optical instruments in the world for measuring precipitation, air flow, turbulence, and visibility. For over thirty years we have been engaged in a constant research and development program to ensure our position as world leader. Our sensors and systems serve airports, highways, railroads, sea-borne vessels, smelters, power plants, refineries, and hundreds of other commercial and industrial sites around the world.
Our dedicated staff of scientists, engineers, and technicians are constantly looking for new challenges. We take pride in our work, and in delivering superior instruments to our customers.
Our name has become synonymous with advanced weather/environmental instruments that open a new avenue to twenty-first century technologies. OSi's instruments and systems work reliably for unattended field operations - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - and often in critical areas such as airports, along highways and railroads, in forests, on data buoys in the middle of oceans, and even in the Antarctic.