OSC Submetering


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OSC, a wholly owned subsidiary company of Ohio Semitronics, Inc. is located in Pleasanton, California, in the Silicon Valley. Founded in 1995, OSC specializes in Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) systems. Utilizing Radio Frequency (RF) and Power Line Carrier (PLC) technologies, customer utility usage information is available continuously over the internet in a comma separated value text file (CSV). OSC is Aclara Technologies nationwide distributor of RF products for the submetering market.

OSC offers the following Automatic Reading (AMR) systems:

  • Kwh Metering (RF/PLC) Socket-based Kwh Metering 2S and 12S (RF/PLC)
  • Water Metering (RF/PLC) Gas Metering (RF/PLC)
  • BTU Metering (RF/PLC) Run-time Allocation for Gas Furnaces (RF)

The Benefits of Submetering:

  • Facilitates the equitable billing of tenants, for actual utility usage.
  • Increases the value of the property, by adding a revenue stream of previously uncollectible tenant utility costs.
  • Individual metering always leads to conservation and lower utility bills for property owners and tenants.
  • Identifies unreasonable high or low usage of a particular utility due to broken pipes or malfunctioning equipment.

Typical Properties that have benefited from Submetering

  • Apartment Buildings
  • Condominium Complexes
  • Student and Teacher housing
  • Military Base housing
  • Mobile Home Parks
  • Marinas
  • Office Buildings
  • Low and High Rise Office Buildings
  • Medical Office Buildings
  • College Campuses
  • Strip Malls
  • Shopping Malls
  • Business Campuses
  • Manufacturing Plants

OSC offers the RG2 product line of stand-alone kWh/kW meters.

OSC also offers a high quality line of 0.1A Secondary Split Core Transformers and Watt Hour transducers.