ISO 11783 as a whole specifies a serial data network for control and communications on forestry or agricultural tractors and mounted, semi-mounted, towed or self-propelled implements. Its purpose is to standardize the method and format of transfer of data between sensors, actuators, control elements, and information-storage and -display units, whether mounted on, or part of, the tractor or implement. It is intended to provide open system interconnect (OSI) for electronic systems used by agricultural and forestry equipment. ISO 11783-1:2007 gives a general overview of ISO 11783. Its annexes contain the identifiers for messages, addresses, control functions, implements and manufacturers, required for the implementation of a compliant network.