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POD-1G Water-Meter Data-Logger Quick Start Guide

Thank you for buying the POD-1G Water-Meter Data Logger. These simple steps will help you download the required IOTile Mobile App, set up your account, claim your POD-1G Water-Meter Data Logger, and begin to upload data.

Arch Systems POD-1G Water-Meter Data Logger

This POD is a Bluetooth only device, which captures data all the time, stores it, and allows you to collect it via your mobile phone for historical viewing. For those interested in historical data collection, this is the right product for you. If you are interested in remote, real-time data collection, you will need an additional Bluetooth gateway. Contact us to find out if the Arch Bluetooth gateway is right for you.

Before you begin ...

  • Ask for an invitation to your company account if one has already been set up.
  • Make sure your mobile device has Bluetooth enabled.
  • Make sure your mobile device has internet access.
    • Your mobile phone will need to be able to access the internet to complete activation of the POD. If your mobile phone cannot access the internet where you are setting up the POD, then skip step 3.1 below and install the battery (step 3.2).
  • Note the date and add a calendar reminder to change the battery every year.
  • Arch recommends a weekly to once-a-month upload of the water meter data.

Create your account with the IOTile Companion App

    1. Download the IOTile Companion App

      The IOTile Companion Mobile App enables you to easily claim and connect to the POD-1G Water-Meter Data Logger via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) using your mobile phone or tablet. Install and open the IOTile Companion App from the iOS or Google Play App Store.

      Arch IOTile Companion App

    2. Select 'Create an Account'

    3. Enter your name, email address, password, and register. An email will be sent to you for verification.
      Click on the confirmation link in the email to complete your registration.

Or create your account at iotile.cloud

Enter your name, email address, password, and register. An email will be sent to you for verification.
Click on the confirmation link in the email to complete your registration.

Download and Open the IOTIle Companion App, if you haven't already done so

Login and enter your company name

If your company name is already taken, it may mean that someone from your company has already created a profile. If so, ask them to invite you directly instead of creating a new profile.

Your mobile phone will need to be able to access the internet to complete activation of the POD. If your mobile phone cannot access the internet where you are setting up the POD, then skip action 1 below and install the battery (action 2).

Connect the wires to the POD-1G Water-Meter Data Logger

Skip this step during activation if your monitoring location does not have internet connectivity.

POD-1G Water-Meter Data Logger Wiring Examples

Install the battery

Open the POD-1G Water-Meter Data Logger cover and install the included battery as shown. Secure the velcro strap around the battery.

Login using your email and password. Make sure you have completed Step 3 and installed the battery before beginning the actions below.

    Click on Setup New Device or tap the menu icon in the upper left to bring up the main menu

    You will need to enable Bluetooth on your mobile phone or tablet to complete the setup.

    Select New Device Setup if you chose to use the main menu.

    Make sure you are within 50 feet of your POD-1G Water-Meter Data Logger as you scan for it.

    Select your device

    If there are multiple choices, match your selection with the number on the side of the POD-1G Water-Meter Data Logger you want to set up.

    Create or Select your Project

    1. If Creating a New Project, tap Save after entering the Project Name
    2. If selecting an existing project name, click Claim after selection.

    Name your POD-1G Water-Meter Data Logger

    1. Tap in the text to change the default name.

    Set the location

    You will have to permit the IOTile app to use location services to use this feature.
    1. Tap on “Drop Pin” to select your current location.
    2. Drag the pin from your current location to select a different location.

    Configure IO 1 and IO 2 for the Project

    1. Enter label for IO 1, and then later for IO 2.
    2. Set the units for input: Gallons, Liters, A.F. (acre-feet), or M3 (cubic meters)
    3. Enter the settings for IO 1 and IO 2 based on your specific water meter.
    4. Set your display units.
    5. Click on Next to move to the following action.

    Start collecting data!

      Scan for and select the desired POD-1G Water-Meter Data Logger

      View the current flow and resettable counter

      1. Real time data that you see in the Trip Counter is generated every second.
      2. A new data point will be generated every 10 minutes for upload.

      Upload your data to the cloud

      1. Arch recommends a weekly to once-a-month data upload, although the device will hold up to three months of data.
      2. Tap on the Logs icon in the upper right.

      3. Select a log to see the information to be uploaded.

      4. Select Upload All Data
        1. Each time you connect to your POD-1G Water-Meter Data Logger, you should upload the data.
        2. If you don’t have internet connectivity, upload the data when you are connected.
        3. Please wait until the device log has disappeared, which means that the device has received confirmation that the data has been successfully stored in the cloud.
        4. If the Upload All Data button is still enabled, the device needs an additional upload due to the amount of data that was stored since the last successful upload. Upload the data again and wait until the data logs are no longer present.

      Reset the Trip Counter (this will not reset any data in the cloud)

      1. Real time data that you see in the Trip Counter is generated every second.
      2. A new data point will be generated every 10 minutes for upload.

    With the POD-1G Water-Meter Data Logger you can view your data in the cloud

    Go to app.iotile.cloud to view your data.

    Regulatory information

    This product contains an FCC certified Bluetooth radio with the following characteristics:
    - Radio frequency: 2.4 GHz
    - Maximum power transmitted: 0dBm
    - Model Number: POD-1G