Past Winners

Best Use of RFID to Enhance a Product or Service

\\ 2016

SMARTRAC and Phase IV Engineering


For the first time in its history, RFID Journal presented the Best New Product award to two companies: SMARTRAC, for its Sensor Tadpole Tag, and Phase IV Engineering, for its RFID Sensor Reader. Phase IV’s RFID Sensor Reader is designed to be easily integrated with a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) running a customer’s machinery. SMARTRAC’s Sensor Tadpole is a passive ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) sensor that can detect the presence of moisture and forward that information to an ordinary RFID reader (see RFID News Roundup: Smartrac’s Sensor Tadpole Tag Can Detect Water Leaks in Cars, Ships, Planes).