Ice & Beverage Dispense

Scotsman to Showcase Diversity of Product Line at NRA Show

May 14, 2014

VERNON HILLS, ILLINOIS – May 14, 2014 – When the National Restaurant Association Show opens at McCormick Place in Chicago this Saturday, ice machine manufacturer Scotsman Ice will be waiting in Booth 5001 with a range of product solutions that encompass virtually every demand and configuration.

“Whether you’re big or small, dine in or drive-thru, local, national, or legendary, if you’re in foodservice, ice is a key element of your success,” says Scotsman Director of Marketing Communications Meghan Daro.  “We have more than 300 different models of ice machines and bins to make sure you have exactly what you need for your operation, and the NRA Show is a perfect opportunity to find the solution that’s right for you.”

From their basic Essential Ice™ Series to their innovative and industry-leading Prodigy® models, Scotsman is well-equipped to deliver highly efficient, superior-performing ice systems that simplify operations, provide a competitive edge, and drive traffic. More than a dozen model configurations will be displayed on the show floor. Among the innovative features offered on Scotsman systems are:

 AutoAlert™ indicator lights – These innovative LED lights, visible from the outside of the machine, keep operators informed about what’s happening. From indicating machine status to signaling staff when it’s time to descale, sanitize and more, the AutoAlert™ system puts operators in control.

 WaterSense – Our patented adaptive purge control delivers maximum reliability by reducing scale buildup and extending time between cleanings. Customers can rely on WaterSense to help them optimize water consumption and machine performance.

 Smart-Board™ – This advanced feature provides operational data that can be displayed on-screen or transmitted remotely, resulting in early alerts and fast diagnosis of operating issues. The Smart-Board also lets operators know what the issue is, reducing service costs and downtime.

 Vari-Smart™ – This ultrasonic ice-level control sensor enables operators to program ice levels in advance, keeping just the right amount of freshly made ice in the bin. Getting the right amount of ice — precisely when you need it — helps save valuable resources and increase profitability.

 QR Code Technology – Our QR code technology provides immediate access to service manuals, warranty information and more. Simply scanning the QR code, conveniently and prominently located on the machine itself, makes troubleshooting assistance and fully updated model information available within seconds.

“Anyone who thinks ice is just ice may be in for a surprise,” says Daro. “The demands are very specific and very different. Whether you want cubes, flakes, nuggets, or gourmet ice, we have it all—and we deliver it to more than 100 countries around the world.”

Visit Booth #5001 at the NRA Show Saturday, May 17, through Tuesday, May 20, to see demonstrations, talk with technical experts, and learn more. For additional information, visit

About Scotsman Ice Systems

With more than 300 models of ice machines, storage bins, and ice and water dispensers, Scotsman—now part of Ali Group North America—is dedicated to developing today’s most innovative ice solutions. In 2013 and 2012, Scotsman earned the ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award and, in 2011, Scotsman was the recipient of the ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence in Energy-Efficient Product Design. With more ENERGY STAR qualified models available than any other manufacturer, Scotsman Prodigy® technology reduces energy and water consumption, making a difference for the environment and the bottom line. And 99% of Scotsman equipment is American-manufactured at their award-winning production facility in South Carolina. For more information, visit

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