Finalists Unveiled for 11th Annual RFID Journal Awards

RFID Journal has announced the finalists for its 2017 awards. The winners will be revealed at this year's LIVE! event, being held in Phoenix, Ariz., on May 9-11.

NEW YORK, April 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- RFID Journal, the leading source of news and in-depth information regarding radio frequency identification, has unveiled the finalists for its 2017 RFID Journal Awards. The winners will be announced at RFID Journal LIVE! 2017, the company's 15th annual conference and exhibition, to be held at Arizona's Phoenix Convention Center on May 9-11. All finalists in the end-user categories will be invited to speak at the event, and the winners, along with the other end-user finalists, will receive a prestigious crystal award.

"The scope of projects expands each year as the technology matures," said Mark Roberti, RFID Journal's founder and editor. "In many cases, the technology is being used in mission-critical applications and delivering incredible benefits. Attendees at LIVE! 2017 will benefit from hearing about these deployments and seeing the products chosen as among the best this year."

End-user companies were nominated in six categories:

Best Retail RFID Implementation

  • Lululemon
  • Tegu
  • Tesco

Best Manufacturing RFID Implementation

  • Heraeus Noblelight America
  • Honda
  • HP Brazil

Best Health-Care RFID Implementation

  • Cook Medical Korea
  • DIA Construction
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Best Logistics/Supply Chain RFID Implementation

  • Marroquinera
  • Ternium

Best RFID Implementation (Other Industry)

  • Delta Air Lines
  • Houston Forensic Science Center
  • The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Best Use of RFID to Enhance a Product or Service

  • Berntsen International
  • Onis Data Solutions
  • SharpEnd

The judges also selected 10 finalists for Best New Product being exhibited at this year's LIVE! event. The finalists are:

  • Confidex's Links NFC portfolio
  • Farsens' Rocky 100 RFID chip
  • Guard RFID's Self-powered wireless RTLS
  • HID Global's Seal Tag edTamper UHF
  • Identiv's uTrust Sense Temperature Tracker (Generation 2)
  • Kathrein RFID's RRU 4000 RFID IoT gateway
  • NXP Semiconductors' UCODE 8
  • STMicroelectronics' ST25DV dynamic NFC/RFID tag
  • Tyco Retail Solutions' RFID Fitting Room
  • Zebra Technologies' SmartSense for Retail

In addition, RFID Journal's editors will present the 2017 RFID Special Achievement Award to Ken Traub, principal at Ken Traub Consulting, for his work with GS1 to develop software standards for sharing Electronic Product Code (EPC) data.

LIVE! 2017 will feature eight conference tracks, seven in-depth preconference seminars and workshops, four post-conference seminars, three co-located events, fast-track training, RFID Professional Institute certification and more than 200 exhibitors showcasing the latest RFID products and solutions. For additional information, please visit

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