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General Purpose POD-1G

Device-to-Cloud Platform

Arch Systems provides a secure, robust solution for your remote monitoring and control needs. Our complete device-to-cloud platform is based on a modular architecture that allows us to move from lean, cost-effective prototypes to production solutions literally within weeks.

Data can be stored and visualized through our cloud or passed robustly via our API for your own storage and custom application. The existing system connects via Bluetooth Low Energy to your mobile phone or tablet or to our Bluetooth Gateway.

IOTile Device

POD-1G is a 2-Tile IoT device that can be ordered directly as a Bluetooth-GPIO device with wiring diagrams or preconfigured with a variety of attached sensors.


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POD-1G comes with a NEMA 4, weather-proof, corrosion-resistant enclosure and provides multiple mounting options that make it viable for a wide array of indoor and outdoor environments.

General Purpose POD-1G Specifications

Controller and Bluetooth® Tile
2.4 GHz Bluetooth Low EnergyLocal connection via Bluetooth Low Energy from IOTile Companion Mobile App
Onboard storage2 MB non-volatile memory
Range and transmission powerRange: up to 300+ feet line of sight, typically 50-100 feet but variable based on environment. Power: 0 dBm @ 2.4 GHz.
User operation
Expected battery lifetime2 to 5 years depending on battery choice and usage
Flash memory lifetime> 20 years
Onboard device storage40,000+ readings or ~ 4 months of data for 2 inputs every 10 minutes
Associated cloud storageInfinite storage with paid subscription, first 6 months free
ConfigurationIOTile Cloud and IOTile Companion Mobile App for settings, local configuration with mobile app
GPIO Ports
Ports4 total signal ports (digital + analog) plus 1 power port
GPIO Tile digital I/O
Ports4 digital I/O ports
Input Range0 - 0.6 VDC logic low; 2.2 - 2.8 VDC logic high
Max Input Voltage2.8 VDC
Max pulse count frequency500 Hz
GPIO Tile analog I/O
Ports3 analog I/O ports
Input Range0 - 2.8 VDC
Max Input Voltage2.8 VDC
GPIO Tile power terminal
Ports1 power terminal (OUT1)
Output voltage3.6 VDC (direct from battery)
Max current output50 mA
Device power
BatterySAFT LS 17500 battery 3.6 V, Primary lithium-thionyl chloride battery (full data sheet)
Sleep current draw< 100 uA
Peak current draw during transmit~20 mA
Operating temperatureNon-battery components are industrial rated -40 °C to 85 °C
Relative humidityGenerally robust in non-condensing environments
Battery dischargeLS 17500 spec: < 1 %/yr after 1 year of storage at 20 °C
Physical characteristics
Enclosure materialPolycarbonate
Dimensions3.23 x 3.15 x 2.17 in.
Weight< 1 pound
FCC regulatory approval
FCC device certificationsDevice certified for FCC part 15, subpart B
IOTile Companion Mobile App
AvailabilityAvailable for iOS (App Store) and Android (Google Play)