Ice-O-Matic designed these remote condensing ice machines for businesses that require installation of the condenser unit in a separate location from the ice machine. Establishments with limited air-circulation or that need the ice machine to have low noise levels will benefit from the condenser's remote location since the condenser will not release hot air into the room and the potential noise from the condenser will be gone.
Note that Ice-O-Matic has specific remote condenser units and refrigerant tubing line sets designed for each remote ice machine model. The condenser and tubing kit are not optional. They are sold separately from the ice maker.