AKONETThe AKONET is what allows the central controller and the components to talk to each other. It is a small area network (SAN), which utilizes I2C for the physical and datalink layers. AKONET adds additional datalink functionallity, along with defining the network and application layers.
Computing devices wishing to participate in an AKONET may utilize the AKOI2C I/O coprocessor. The PC-AKO adapter, built around an AKOI2C, allows PC's to communicate on AKONET's.
AKONET Specification Version 1.0 (22 Dec 1999)