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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, to be held May 3 to May 5, 2016, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. A Special Achievement award will be given to someone who has contributed significantly to the RFID industry.

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) for consumer or other applications.

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.

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 technologies to improve the way they do business, enhance a product or engage customers.

Best New Product (formerly "Best in Show")
The winner of this award will be determined by a team of judges at RFID Journal LIVE! 2016, and will go to the company that exhibits the best new RFID product or service at the event.

Special Achievement Award
This award will be given to three individuals who have contributed to the RFID industry. It can be given to end users, researchers, vendors, inventors, standards developers and others who have contributed to the advancement of the entire RFID industry.


The winners will be announced at RFID Journal LIVE! 2016, our 14th annual conference and exhibition, to be held May 3 to May 5, 2016, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. 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! 2016.


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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