Version Number Inquiry Message (Tran Type 36-06)

Simplify supports a Version Number Inquiry message from the POS.

The POS can send this message to Simplify when it wants to check information about the PIN Pad and its Simplify implementation. Supported information includes the Simplify version and build numbers, other Simplify load information (e.g. parameter file version numbers, TMS Identifier), and PIN Pad serial number data.

The Version Number Inquiry Request does not contain field 5001. The only fields are field 1 (Tran Type = 36) and field 11.

Upon receipt of the request, Simplify will send a Version Number Inquiry Response containing the requested data back to the POS. In addition to the usual Tran Type 36 message fields, this Response includes PIN Pad serial number data in field 5002 and Simplify load information in field 5070.

Note: This message will take the screen to IDLE state on all non-financial transactions.

Field 5001 Format

(Generic format)The format of this field is TTTLLLVVV…VV, where:
  • TTT is a Tag
  • LLL is the length of the data.
  • VVV..VV is the data
Request(Not used
ResponseSimplify program, parameter and build version numbers active in the PIN Pad.
  • TTT - Currently defined tags are:
    • 006 – Simplify program/parameter/build version values.
  • LLL = 040
  • VVV..VV
    • Bytes 1-20 - Simplify program and parameter version numbers (20 bytes, right-justified)
    • Bytes 21-40 - Simplify build number using Release number format (20 bytes, right-justified)

Sample Response Message

An example of a Version Number Inquiry Response message (from Simplify to the POS) is:

API Field #, ValueDescription
0001,36Transaction Type. A value of 36 indicates a Non-Financial transaction
0011,xxx..User Data. See Simplify-Controlled Field Definitions.
5001,006040 Ver: 2.28 - 2.28.1 Build: 28115Version number data
  • 006 = Tag for Simplify Program/Parameter/Build version values
  • 040 = Length of version number data
  • Ver: 2.28 - 2.28.1 = Simplify program and parameter version numbers
  • Build: 28115 = Simplify build number
5002,80378002PIN Pad serial number
5070,xxx..Simplify load information. See Simplify-Controlled Field Definitions for more information.