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TC SCP started its work by creating specifications for Release 99. This page gives an overview of the currently available specifications for each Release. It also lists the features and functionality that have been added to the respective previous Release.

Release 99 (R99) specifications:

SCP R99 consists of the following set of specifications:

  • TS 102 221: UICC-Terminal interface; Physical and logical characteristics
  • TS 102 222: Administrative commands for telecommunications applications
  • TS 102 230: UICC-Terminal interface; Physical, electrical and logical test specification

Status of Release 99: FROZEN

Note: TS 101 220 R99 has been withdrawn at SCP #10. The Release 5 version of this specification is also applicable for R99.

Release 4 (Rel-4) specifications:

SCP Rel-4 consists of the following set of specifications:

  • TS 102 221: UICC-Terminal interface; Physical and logical characteristics
  • TS 102 222: Administrative commands for telecommunications applications
  • TS 102 223: Card Application Toolkit (CAT)
  • TS 102 230: UICC-Terminal interface; Physical, electrical and logical test specification

The following main features were added and created Rel-4:

  • Introduction of a Card Application Toolkit (CAT) specification
  • UICC current consumption values extended to support combined (U)SIM/WIM card
  • Addition of GET CHALLENGE command
  • Addition of logical channels

Status of Release 4: FROZEN

Note: TS 101 220 Rel-4 has been withdrawn at SCP #10. Rel-5 version of this specification is also applicable for Rel-4.

Release 5 (Rel-5) specifications:

SCP Rel-5 consists of the following set of specifications:

  • TS 101 220: ETSI numbering system for telecommunication application providers
  • TS 102 221: UICC-Terminal interface; Physical and logical characteristics
  • TS 102 222: Administrative commands for telecommunications applications
  • TS 102 223: Card Application Toolkit (CAT)
  • TS 102 230: UICC-Terminal interface; Physical, electrical and logical test specification

The following main features were added and created Rel-5:

  • UICC presence detection
  • Display Menus in colour and various text formats have been added to the CAT specification
  • Addition of USAT Interpreter AID
  • Addition of ISIM application AID

Status of Release 5: FROZEN at SCP #10. Additions of further features will be done to Rel-6.

Release 6 (Rel-6) specifications and reports:

SCP Rel-6 consists of the following set of specifications:

  • TS 101 220: ETSI numbering system for telecommunication application providers
  • TS 102 124: Transport Protocol for CAT applications; service description; stage 1
  • TS 102 221: UICC-Terminal interface; Physical and logical characteristics
  • TS 102 222: Administrative commands for telecommunications applications
  • TS 102 223: Card Application Toolkit (CAT)
  • TS 102 224: Security mechanisms for UICC based Applications - Functional requirements
  • TS 102 225: Secured packet structure for UICC based applications
  • TS 102 226: Remote APDU structure for UICC based applications
  • TS 102 240: UICC Application Programming Interface and Loader Requirements; Service description
  • TS 102 241: Java Card(TM) API for the UICC
  • TR 102 151: Measurement of electromagnetic emission of SIM cards
  • TR 102 242: Terminal - Card interface; Considerations on robustness improvements

The following main features were added and created Rel-6:

  • Introduction of a new set of specifications for security mechanisms for UICC based applications
  • Introduction of a new specification for UICC Application Programming Interface and loader requirements
  • Specification of the Java Card (TM) API for UICC
  • Transport protocol for CAT applications
  • Extension of TS 101 220 by TLV definitions and allocation
  • Considerations on robustness improvements
  • Extension of the CREATE FILE and DELETE FILE command
  • Addition of remote application management output command
  • Introduction of a mechanism to manage the position of the menu entries
  • Extension of temperature range for full operation to +85 degrees C

Status of Release 6: ONGOING; Estimated closing date for Rel-6: SCP plenary meeting number 15.

Note: Existing specifications of previous Releases will be continuously upgraded to Release 6. Further features might be added to Release 6.

Reports valid for all releases:

·         TR 102 216: Vocabulary for Smart Card Platform Specifications

Definitions:

For a FROZEN Release (specification) only essential corrections of errors shall be considered.

For a CLOSED Release (specification) no change request shall be produced and considered.

An ONGOING Release (specification) is currently being developed.

A withdrawn specification has become obsolete and will no longer be maintained.

For further information please contact the SCP Technical Officer