This device functions as a peripheral component of the FX ECU. It adds resources to the ECU, and allows control of equipment and devices that are located elsewhere within the users home or office. Up to ten of these I/OPod devices can be connected to the ECU greatly expanding the capabilities of the system. Each I/OPod provides 8 zones of Infrared output, 2 Isolated Relay contacts, 2 Voltage Detection ports, and 2 RS-232 Serial Communication ports.