NEW YORK — Jabbrrbox, a NYC startup, has installed eight of the brand’s connected workspaces in New York’s LaGuardia Central Terminal B, a travel hub that sees over 15 million travelers annually.
The work booths start at $15 for 30 minutes and offer acoustically-sound, private spaces with free, reliable, and secure WiFi, flight-tracking abilities, terminal maps, and a photobooth app, with expansions including Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free calling, a camera for video conference calls, in-booth speakers, screen-sharing capabilities, and speakers for music and handsfree calling. Jabbrrbox’s consumer service is the perfect environment for on-the-go work, wellbeing, and on-demand privacy.
Jeremy Jennings, Co-Founder and President of Jabbrrbox, said “In every aspect of modern life, we see a marked trend toward mobility, notably in the increased presence of laptops, tablets, and smartphones in the public sphere. But public space flexibility does not account for the disruptive background noise that comes along with conference calls on the street, or those long layovers between flights.”
Brian Hackathorn, Co-Founder and CEO adds, “We saw the need for ‘space as a service.’ That’s where Jabbrrbox comes in: for on-the-go calls or as an on-demand quiet workspace, Jabbrrbox is your space-away-from-office. The LaGuardia Central Terminal B installation is a great benchmark for us, as we continue our trajectory of growth and expand the service to numerous public spaces across the US.”
The well-designed and comfortable interior of the booths features superior acoustic qualities as well as proprietary enterprise technology developed with Andrew Southern, Chief Technology Officer of Jabbrrbox. The booths are outfitted with lighting adjustments, flight-tracking, wayfinding, and secure WiFi for a private, encrypted network. As an on-demand consumer amenity, users are able to access the Jabbrrbox in 30 minute increments ($15/30 min), with a door passcode and WiFi password provided at the time of reservation.
“This is the best of 21st-century innovation for a timeless need: real world connections to the things that matter,” says Ed Baklor, Chief Commercial Officer, LaGuardia Gateway Partners, the operator of LaGuardia Central Terminal B. “Improving the experience for all of our 15 million annual visitors is at the core of our mission at LaGuardia Gateway Partners, both in the current Terminal B and in the new Terminal that we are building. Jabbrrbox’s private work spaces provide the type of features – including free and secure wi-fi, flight-tracking and a hands-free calling – that Terminal B visitors want and need. We are excited to be able to provide these types of amenities for our guests.”