Health Message (Tran Type 73)

Simplify supports Health messages from the POS process.

A Health message is sent by the POS process to verify that Simplify is up and running on the PIN Pad. If Simplify receives a Health message, it echoes back the same message it receives.

If the POS process does not receive a response to the Health message, the POS process disconnects the TCP/IP socket and initiates the TCP/IP socket connection again.

Health Message

An example of a Health message is as follows:

API Field #, Value Description
0001,73 A value of 73 indicates a Health message
0007,7765 This value can be used to sequentially number the Health messages
0013,092815 Field 13 is the Transaction Date (current date) — MMDDYY
0014,143005 Field 14 is the Transaction Time (current time) – HHMMSS