These documents are not for the faint-at-heart. The contain
detailed information about how to communicate with the Slink-e at the binary level. Most
users will talk to the Slink-e using the SlinkX ActiveX
control or Win32 high level C++ classes which don't require them to know any actual
Slink-e commands. For those who want low level control or to use the Slink-e on a
different OS, the following describes how to talk to the Slink-e. It is still recommended
that user examine the C++ code to see a proper implementation of Slink-e communications.
Slink-e communications can be broken down into two basic parts: commands
sent from the host to the Slink-e and responses sent from the Slink-e to
the host. Commands either modify Slink-e settings or send data to Slink-e ports. Responses
report Slink-e settings, data received on Slink-e ports, or error messages.