Scotsman launches ice machine configurator app for iPhones and Android
For operators and specifiers who don’t know which ice machine they need, there’s an app that can help. With the Scotsman Ice app, 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.
“The app is a great tool for operators, buyers, dealers and consultants,” says 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, output and so on. The app also has 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,” says Simon. “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. (Search for ‘Scotsman Ice’).
For anyone interested in getting a fuller understanding of different ice types, Hubbard has published a Guide to Ice, which details all the varieties and their applications. It’s available free from the scotsman-ice.co.uk downloads area.