ISO 11783 as a whole specifies a serial data network for control and communications on forestry or agricultural tractors, mounted, semi‑mounted, towed or self propelled implements. Its purpose is to standardize the method and format of transfer of data between sensor, actuators, control elements, information storage and display units whether mounted or part of the tractor, or any implements.
ISO 11783-6:2014 describes a universal virtual terminal that can be used by both tractors and implements.
Corrections in the second edition were made to Table L.2 [ISO 8859-15 (Latin 9) character set].
Requirements in the second edition were specified for two versions of the VT and Working Sets. Version 3 VTs and Working Sets meet all the requirements of the first edition, the specific requirements for version 3 of Annex G and the requirements of Annex J and Table L.2 of the second edition. Version 4 VTs and Working Sets meet all the requirements of the second edition.
New requirements in this third edition are specified as version 5 VT.