Ice machine manufacturer Scotsman has launched an ice machine configurator app for iPhones and Android, designed to help operators and specifiers work out which ice machine they require.
Users of the Scotsman Ice app can use the ice machine configurator to select what sort of ice they want from a scrolling menu, for example gourmet cube, dice ice, flake ice or nugget ice. A second menu provides the option to select how much ice per day they want before finally showing which Scotsman ice machines are suitable for their selections.
“The app is a great tool for operators, buyers, dealers and consultants,” said Simon Aspin, commercial director of Hubbard Systems, which markets the Scotsman range in the UK. “I’m not aware of there being anything else quite like it in the ice machine world. It’s dead easy to use and navigate, and it’s packed with useful information.”
As well as the configurator, the app includes a searchable catalogue of Scotsman models, with details such as machine dimensions, storage capacity and output. There is also a handy ‘features’ section which lists the specs for each range of machines and explains the various terms and jargon words associated with ice makers.
“App users may be surprised by the different types of ice available,” added Aspin. “The configurator shows them what the ice looks like, and if they go into the app’s menu, they can find out more under the ‘ice shapes’ section.”
The Scotsman Ice app is available to download free from relevant app stores. Also available is a ‘Guide to Ice’, published by Hubbard for anyone interested in getting a fuller understanding of different ice types.
Hubbard Systems is the UK distributor for the Scotsman range, which is available via dealers nationwide.