RFID Journal Announces Finalists for Seventh Annual RFID Journal Awards

   RFID Journal Announces Finalists for Seventh Annual RFID Journal Awards

Winners revealed at RFID Journal LIVE! 2013 for Best RFID Implementation, Most
Innovative Use of RFID, Best Use of RFID to Enhance a Product or Service, Best
in Show, Special Achievement and the RFID Green Award

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, March 18, 2013

NEW YORK, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- RFID Journal, the leading source of
news and in-depth information regarding radio frequency identification and its
many business applications, has unveiled the finalists for its 2013 RFID
Journal Awards. The winners will be announced at RFID Journal LIVE! 2013, the
company's 11th annual conference and exhibition, to be held at the Orange
County Convention Center, in Orlando, Fla., from Apr. 30 to May 2. Each
end-user finalist will be invited to present its case study at the event.

"I know I speak for all 30 judges when I say that choosing only 10 Best in
Show finalists was very difficult," said Mark Roberti, RFID Journal's founder
and editor. "There were some tremendous deployments described in this year's
submissions. Attendees at LIVE! 2013 will benefit from hearing from each
finalist live on stage, and they will be able to view and vote on the new
products featured in our Best in Show category."

End-user companies were nominated in four categories:

Best RFID Implementation

  oHanmi Pharmaceuticals, for its system of tagging and tracking individual
    pharmaceutical products
  oSesa Goa Ltd., for an RFID solution that allows the company to track, in
    real time, more than 7,000 truck movements daily
  oThe Swedish Transport Agency, for its Way Side Monitoring system, used to
    detect wheel or axel damage and other potential maintenance issues

Best Use of RFID to Enhance a Product or Service

  oBarMaxx, for a liquorinventory-management systemthat can save bar and
    restaurant owners money by reducing over-pouring
  oBoeing, for a solution that replaces detailed visual inspection with the
    use of RFID
  oParker Hannifin's O-Ring Division, for a system of identifying and
    tracking visually and dimensionally identical O-rings that have radically
    different performance and functional properties

Most Innovative Use of RFID

  oInfinite Biomedical Technologies,  for an RFID system that enables a
    prosthetic limb to operate more effectively and naturally
  oWaterloo Labs, for  an entertainment application that turned Nintendo's
    Mario Kart into a real-world experience
  oWeatherford International,  for a drilling reamer system that provides a
    simple, reliable method of tool activation and deactivation.

RFID Green Award

  oThe City of Grand Rapids, Michigan, for its use of RFID-enabled recycling
    and refuse collection
  oLufthansa Technik, for an RFID-enabled system of tracking hazardous waste
  oThe Riverside Health Fitness Center, for a towel-management system that
    has reduced the amount of laundering it performs

In addition, three individuals were nominated for the RFID Special Achievement
Award, for their pioneering contributions to the RFID industry:

  oJoseph Andraski, the founder and former CEO of the Voluntary Interindustry
    Commerce Solutions (VICS) Association, for his leadership in encouraging
    the adoption of item-level RFID in the retail apparel value chain
  oKevin Ashton, the co-founder and former executive director of the Auto-ID
    Center, for his leadership of the organization that developed the first
    Electronic Product Code (EPC) technology
  oWilliam Coop, the program manager of Boeing RFID Integrated Solutions, for
    his pioneering work in the use of RFID within the aviation industry

Finally, nine technology providers were nominated for the Best in Show Award,
which will be given to the best new product being exhibited at this year's
LIVE! event. The finalists are:

  oBayNexus, for its BN-HH-G02 handheld reader
  oHanmi IT, for its self-propelled RFID reading system
  oHong Kong RFID, for its Tempcorder Series of active RFID temperature
  oIER, for its Expedited Self Payment (ESP) system for retail
  oImpinj, for two separate products that will be released at the event
  oOmni-ID, for its IQ 400 and 600 ultra-thin on-metal/on-liquid labels
  oTertium Technology, for its BlueBerry HF/UHF readers
  oVoyantic Ltd., for its HF Tagformance testing equipment
  oZebra Technologies, for its seamless chip-based serialization system for
    RFID label printers

These awards are given in recognition of excellence within the RFID industry.
"Each year, we see a growing number of impressive implementations and exciting
new products," Roberti stated. "I'm pleased that we are able to shine a light
on some of the great things being achieved in the industry, and show how
companies can use the technology to improve the way they do business."

About RFID Journal

Business executives and implementers depend on RFID Journal for
up-to-the-minute RFID news, in-depth case studies, best practices, strategic
insights and information about vendor solutions. This has made RFID Journal
the most relied-upon and respected RFID information resource, serving the
largest audience of RFID decision makers worldwide—online and at face-to-face

For more information, contact:
Sonja Valenta
Director of Marketing
RFID Journal
(212) 584-9400

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