As a printer network communications manager, StarNet provides an interface between a network of printers and the host software system [including KiwiPlus, Compac sizer software, Visy Automation's robot software and others].

An integral part of Istari's package of smart printer network solutions,
StarNet provides an audit trail for diagnosing problems and assists with updating software templates in smart printers.


  • StarNet currently handles the communications for over 600 smart printers in the post harvest operations of the New Zealand kiwifruit industry.
  • Supports dozens of printers in a cluster.
  • Designed for high speed, efficient communications.