New VAST and VMAP parameter to override the RTB device type detected in Pulse.
VAST and VMAP parameter for RTB device type
A new parameter,
rtb_dcid, is available when integrating with Pulse
directly through VAST or VMAP requests. This allows you to override the RTB device
type detected in Pulse and request ads for a specific RTB device type. You must
provide a valid value (1 to 7) for one of the available device types as specified in
the OpenRTB API Specification Version 2.3.1.
This information is forwarded to your connected demand-side platforms (DSPs), and
enables the DSPs to better match up bids. For example,
means that the bid request is for the device "Tablet".
If the ad request to Pulse contains a valid value for the
parameter, Pulse sends that in the bid request. If not, Pulse sends the
automatically detected device container. In case the device detection fails for any
reason, a default value is sent in the bid request. The default RTB device type is
set to 2, meaning "Personal Computer", and can be changed to any of the values
specified in the OpenRTB 2.3.1 specification. Contact your Account Manager if you
want to set a different default device type for your Pulse account.
This release includes the following documentation updates: