The MTA is in the process of installing Help Point Intercom (HCI) emergency communication systems on subway platforms. It's been a long process, at least at 82nd St. The high-tech towers are still in their boxes nearly two months after somebody official declared the work done.
(Flushing-bound platform, January 1, 2015)
This one has a seasonally appropriate ribbon and a nice tag.
Here's a peek at what's inside the box, courtesy of the MTA. Conference room secure, check.