About the Awards

The RFID Journal Awards were created by RFID Journal in 2007 to recognize outstanding deployments of radio frequency identification, as well as leaders in the industry and great new products.

Each year, the editors of RFID Journal select an independent panel of judges to evaluate entries and choose the winners. The winners are announced at our annual RFID Journal LIVE! conference and exhibition in May. Each winner receives a crystal award at the conference and is featured in RFID Journal's digital magazine.

For 2017, awards will be presented in eight categories. The first six awards will be presented to end users. Special achievement will be presented to an individual or organization who has contributed to the RFID community. The Best New Product Award will be presented to the RFID vendor exhibiting the best new RFID product (hardware, software or service) at RFID Journal LIVE! 2017, which will be held May 9 to May 11, 2017, at the Phoenix Convention Center, in Phoenix, Ariz. We have updated the award categories this year to better reflect the nature of deployments in various industries.

This year's categories are:

Best Retail RFID Implementation

This award will be given to the retailer that has demonstrated the best use of RFID technology to improve its store or supply chain operations.

Best Manufacturing RFID Implementation

This award will be given to the manufacturer that has demonstrated the best use of RFID technology to improve its production or supply chain operations.

Best Logistics/Supply Chain RFID Implementation

This award will be given to the organization that has demonstrated the best use of RFID technology to improve logistics or supply chain efficiencies or deliver better services to customers.

Best Health-Care RFID Implementation

This award will be given to the health care provider that has demonstrated the best use of RFID technology to cut costs or improve patient outcomes.

Best RFID Implementation (Other Industry)

This award will be given to the organization that has demonstrated the best use of RFID technology to cut costs, improve efficiencies or otherwise improve the way it does business. The winner will be from an industry other than retail, manufacturing, health care or logistics.

Best Use of RFID in a Product or Service

TThis award will be given to the end-user company that has best used RFID technology to enhance an existing product or service. The winner will be the company that demonstrates how it is using RFID to provide additional value to its customers.

Best in Show

This award will be given to the RFID technology hardware, software or service provider chosen by a team of judges at RFID Journal LIVE! 2017 as the best new product or service at the event. To qualify, the product or service must have been introduced after the last RFID Journal LIVE! concluded on May 5, 2016.

Special Achievement Award

This award will be given to the individual who has contributed to the RFID industry. It can be given to an end user, researcher, vendor, inventor, standards developer or anyone else who have contributed to the advancement of the entire RFID industry.



THE JUDGES
Gisele Bennett
Director
Electro-Optical Systems Lab,
Georgia Tech Research Inst.
Antonio Rizzi
Director
RFID Lab,
University of Parma

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