NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Positioned at the intersection of tech, design, business, and innovation, NYC-based startup Jabbrrbox is revolutionizing the modern travel experience, one public space at a time. Eight of the brand’s connected workspaces have just been installed in New York’s LaGuardia Central Terminal B, a major hub that sees over 15 million travelers annually. The work booths deliver 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. A breakthrough solution for the increasingly mobile workforce, 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, comments “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.”
The brand will continue to expand its on-demand consumer service in a wide variety of open and semi-public spaces including building lobbies, hospitality, conference & venues, retail, transit hubs, additional airports, etc throughout 2018.
ABOUT JABBRRBOX: Jabbrrbox is a workplace solutions company bringing privacy to commercial and public spaces. Founded by Brian Hackathorn, a former Associate Principal at Studios Architecture, and Jeremy Jennings, an entrepreneur with a dynamic résumé that includes positions at Fortune 500 businesses and commercial interiors companies, it combines technology, comfort and privacy. The Jabbrrbox solution fills a critical void in the public and private marketplace and is engineered for today's modern mobile workforce.
ABOUT LAGUARDIA GATEWAY PARTNERS: LaGuardia Gateway Partners (LGP) was selected by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to operate and deliver an extensive capital redevelopment project at LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B that will provide world-class terminal facilities and operations for passengers and airlines. LaGuardia Gateway Partners is composed of Vantage Airport Group, Skanska, Meridiam and JLC Infrastructure for development and equity investment. Skanska Walsh as the design build joint venture; HOK and WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff for design; and Vantage Airport Group for management of the terminal operations. LaGuardia Gateway Partners’ members have worked on more than 350 aviation and transportation projects globally and domestically, including international airports in New York (John F. Kennedy), Chicago, Doha, Delhi, Los Angeles, Santiago, and Nassau.