Field 60: Reserved Private Data

Format: LLLVARb…999

Description: Field 60 – Reserved Private Data - will be used to send requests and responses related to services not dealt with by other fields. This data element utilises the Tag, Length, Value (TLV) structure to delineate different sub-elements in the following manner:

<LLL><TAG><LENGTH><VALUE><TAG><LENGTH><VALUE> ………
  • LLL: This describes the aggregate length of the data in field 60.

    Format: 2 bytes BCD.

  • TAG: This sub-field contains a numeric value describing the data that is to follow in the length and value fields. The tag values and the actual data they represent are outlined in the table below.

    Format: 1 bytes BCD.

  • LENGTH: This sub-field contains a numeric value that may vary from 1 to 993 describing the length of the data that is to follow in the value sub-field.

    Format: 2 bytes BCD.

  • VALUE: This sub-field contains the data associated with a particular tag. The length of this data should be the same as that indicated in the length sub-field.

    Format: see table below for individual tag formats.

    Tag

    Description

    Format

    Length

    01

    Application ID

    an 8

    8

     

    Tag 01: Application ID (Appl ID)

    Indicates that the application used by the POS device has been tested and certified for the market segment indicated. The Device Type and Unique Software Version components drive DCC functionality.

    This field is required in all incoming message types with the exception of reconciliation messages and network management messages. It will not appear in any response.

Position

Name

Description / Available Values

1-2

Protocol Version Number

Based on protocol version. Consists of the version number's major digit and second minor digit. Version 2.1 =21.

Future increments will proceed as follows:

Version

Value

2.1

21

2.2

22

2.3

23

2.4

24

2.5

25

2.6

26

2.7

27

2.8

28

2.9

29

3.0

30

3-4

Unique Software Version

This value must be agreed with Elavon prior to use.

5

Device Type

Value

Description

F

VeriFone Terminal

H

Hypercom Terminal

I

Ingenico Terminal

V

3rd Party Vendor

P

PC Product

W

Web Server

E

External Host

T

Thales Terminal

6

Market Segment

Value

Description

R

Restaurant

G

General Retail

L

Lodging

M

Mail Order / Telephone Order

I

Internet

C

Cash Advance

7

Capture Type

Value

Description

H

EDC / Host Based

T

EDC / Terminal Based

8

Communication Module

(Optional Position)

Value

Description

G

Elavon Gateway

A

Elavon API

T

Custom TCP/IP

X

X.25 / X.29

D

Dial

W

Wi-Fi

P

GPRS

S

ISDN

No Value

Space-Filled