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 the best 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 April. Each winner receives a crystal award at the conference and is featured in RFID Journal's digital magazine.

For 2016, 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! 2016, which will be held May 3 to May 5, 2016, at the Orange County Convention Center, in Orlando, Fla.

This year's categories are:

Best RFID Implementation
This award will be given to the end-user company that has demonstrated the best use of RFID technology to improve its manufacturing, supply chain or retail operations. The winner will be the company that best demonstrates how RFID is delivering real value to shareholders.

Best Use of RFID to Enhance a Product or Service
This 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.

Most Innovative Use of RFID
This award will be given to the end-user company with the most novel use of RFID technology. The winner will be the company that best demonstrates how it is using RFID in a new or unusual way to solve a business problem, deliver a return on investment to shareholders or improve customer service.

Best NFC Deployment
This award will be given to the end-user company that has demonstrated the best use of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to improve its manufacturing, supply chain or retail operations. The winner will be the company that best demonstrates how RFID is delivering real value to shareholders.

RFID Green Award
This award will be given to the end-user company that has demonstrated the best use of RFID technology to improve the environment, increase recycling or enhance sustainability.

NEW — Best Internet of Things Deployment
This award will be given to the end-user company that has demonstrated the best use of Internet of Things technology to improve their business operations, engage customers or achieve other benefits.

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! 2016 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 April 17, 2015.

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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