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RFID Journal Awards 2011

Showcasing the best of the RFID Industry

SpacerThe RFID Journal Awards recognize companies that have distinguished themselves by their successful use of radio frequency identification (RFID) or introduction of a valuable new RFID product or services.

The finalists in each category were selected by an independent panel of judges. The winners, announced on April 14 at RFID Journal LIVE! 2011, our 9th annual conference and exhibition, are:

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Gerry Weber International, for a solution that integrates RFID tags into its product-care labels so clothing items can be tracked from factories to multiple warehouses and on to 200 stores

SpacerBest Use of RFID to Enhance a Product/Service

Royal Caribbean Cruises, for a solution that allows guests to prepay for unlimited soft drinks, and to then serve themselves fountain beverages without having to wait on a service bar line

Most Innovative Use of RFID

The U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, for its use of RFID to modernize the management of nuclear materials

RFID Special Achievement Award

Chris Diorio, Impinj's chairman, co-founder and CTO, for his leadership in the development of EPCglobal's ultrahigh-frequency Gen 2  RFID standard

Green Award

Mission Foods, for an RFID solution enabling the elimination of disposable corrugated boxes, thereby reducing the company's solid waste stream by 98 percent

Best in Show

Intelleflex, for its FMR-6000 and HMR-9090 multi-protocol battery-assisted tags and readers, featuring a read range of more than 300 feet

The 2011 winners
2011 Award Winners
From left to right: Chris Diorio, Impinj; Bob Midyette, Royal Caribbean Cruises; Kevin Payne, Intelleflex; Christian von Grone, GERRY WEBER International; Eduardo Valdes, Mission Foods; Dr. Yung Liu, Argonne National Laboratory; James Shuler, U.S. Dept. of Energy

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The 2011 Judges
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Harold Boeck Gisele Bennett, Director, Electro-Optical Systems Lab, Georgia Tech Research Inst.
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Bill Hardgrave Antonio Rizzi
Director, RFID Lab, University of Parma
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Gordon S. Holder Pankaj Sood
Founder and Manager
McMaster RFID Applications Lab
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