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The RFID Journal Awards were established to recognize excellence in the creation and use of radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies. For 2016, awards will be presented in seven categories. Six awards will be presented to end users. The Best New Product Award (formerly Best in Show) 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 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
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.

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.

ALL ENTRIES ARE DUE NO LATER THAN MIDNIGHT ON FEB. 17, 2017.

The winners will be announced at RFID Journal LIVE! 2017, our 15th annual conference and exhibition, to be held May 9 to May 11, 2017, at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Ariz. Each winner will receive a crystal award at the event and be featured in RFID Journal's digital magazine. Finalists will be invited to speak at RFID Journal LIVE! 2017.



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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