Ice machine manufacturer Scotsman has rolled out an ‘Ice’ app for dealers who don’t know which ice machine they need to specify.
The user simply goes to the ice machine configurator, selects what sort of ice they want from a scrolling menu (gourmet cube, dice ice, flake ice, nugget ice and so on) and then selects how much ice per day they want, again from a menu. The app shows them which Scotsman ice machines are suitable for their selections.
Simon Aspin, commercial director of Hubbard Systems, which markets the Scotsman range in the UK, detailed: “The app is a great tool for operators, buyers, dealers and consultants. 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. The app also has a ‘features’ section which lists the specs for each range of machines, and explains the various terms associated with ice makers.
“App users may be surprised by the different types of ice available,” said 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 for iPhones and Android.