JFK Airport becomes first to have Proto Hologram device

JFK Airport becomes first to have Proto Hologram device

The first free-standing, life-like hologram device in an airport is at JFK Terminal 4

Proto, the original patented hologram device and platform that makes holoportation a reality, revealed that its advisor Howie Mandel beamed in to surprise travellers at JFK Terminal 4, operated by JFKIAT. 

The America’s Got Talent star celebrated the recently expanded use of Proto at the terminal, including the presentation of Bronx Zoo Director Jim Breheny introducing sloths, alligators, pelicans, and warthogs in holographic form.

The people, animals and objects in the Proto units appear in life-size, volumetric 4K.

When a guest beams in live, they can interact with travelers in real time. 

Mandel has previously recorded a hologram explaining Terminal 4’s T4 Arts & Culture program and the Proto technology, and now he will beam there live for the first time. 

“Excited about traveling through JFK Terminal 4 today. My airline of choice is Proto,” said Mandel.  

“I love to travel without traveling – Beam me there!” 

Proto’s AI capabilities are also being explored for more interactive traveller experiences. 

“There’s something like magic that happens when people see Proto holograms for the first time,” said David Nussbaum, inventor and CEO of Proto Inc.

“At JFK Terminal 4, the whole world is stopping by and having this experience every day. To see the New York area’s best people and places represented in our devices in this amazing space really is a dream come true.” 

Proto has previously been used at New York area landmarks such as Lincoln Center, Rockefeller Center, Moynihan Station, NYU, and at Barclays Center by the Brooklyn Nets. 

The Los Angeles-based company is the patented inventor of hologram machines and the secure platform that makes holoportation a reality.