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 The innovative design features throughout the nPod enables class leading flexibility when mounting the device in all manner of enclosures and difficult to monitor places.

At FarSite we know that remote fill level monitoring is only useful when the sensors are positioned optimally with consistently accurate readings being reported. The innovative nPod can also be mounted on the side wall of many containers ensuring the device avoids rubbish flow and is mounted onto the most durable parts of the bin.


Not only does the variable dual ultrasonic design increase the performance of the device but removes the necessity to fit multiple obstructing mounting plates. Installation of the nPod is quick and easy using two tamper proof M6 stainless bolts, ultrasonic sensors are simply aimed at the optimum part of the container then securely locked into place. Impacts and knocks will not change the locked in position and the highly impact resilient ABS Polycarbonate will protect the advanced electronics inside.

Developed in conjunction with a world leader in bin design we know our rugged intelligent nPod will stand up to the harshest environments for years to come. Tested in multiple bin types through a range of temperatures the nPod consistently performs with accuracy. The matte black finish helps the nPod blend into the background and remain inconspicuous to bin users.

Technical Specification

General netBin nPod, a wireless, battery-powered, ultrasonic container-level monitoring system providing data over a wireless network to the Bin Management System
Measurement Sensor 40KHz Ultrasonic sensor with variable angle range of 135°
Depth Range 3cm – 4.0m (up to 6.0m with long range sensor)
Resolution 2cm
Temperature Sensor Report bin temperature, normally used for fire detection
Tilt Sensor Detects lid opening, a fallen bin etc.
Enclosure Ingress Protection Rating IP66
Material Polycarbonate Plastic
Fixing M6 tamper proof machine screw
Dimensions 140 x 122 x 46 mm
Weight         Approx 380g
Operating Temperature -40oC to +70oC
Power Battery Operated (non-rechargeable)
Battery Type Lithium Thionyl Chloride
Battery Lifetime 10 years (1 reading per day average)
Battery Level Monitor Battery charge state is monitored
Communications GPRS (mobile networks) – other M2M wireless networks supported
Antenna Internal
Approvals CE
Data Logging To Cloud based servers
Optional Sensors Additional Ultrasonic sensor for dual bins.
GPS for automatic location



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