New York, NY (PRWEB) April 22, 2011
RFID Journal has announced the winners of the fifth annual RFID Journal Awards. The recipients, honored at the RFID Journal LIVE! 2011 conference and exhibition, held last week in Orlando, Fla., are:
- Best RFID Implementation: Gerry Weber International
- Best Use of RFID to Enhance a Product or Service: Royal Caribbean Cruises
- Most Innovative Use of RFID: The U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory
- RFID Special Achievement: Chris Diorio, Impinj
- Best in Show: Intelleflex
- RFID Green Award: Mission Foods
A panel of 30 independent judges chose the winners for this year's awards. In each category, at least five judges awarded points based on criteria established by RFID Journal. The main criteria for the end-user awards were whether a deployment broke new ground, and what benefits it delivered to the company. The judges chose 10 finalists for the Best in Show award, and RFID Journal's editors picked the winner from among them.
Gerry Weber International was chosen for a solution that integrates RFID tags into its product-care labels so clothing items can be tracked from factories to multiple warehouses and on to 200 stores. Royal Caribbean Cruises won for a solution that allows guests to prepay for unlimited soft drinks, and to then serve themselves fountain beverages without having to wait on a service bar line. Argonne National Laboratory was selected for its use of RFID to modernize the management of nuclear materials. And Chris Diorio, Impinj's chairman, co-founder and CTO, was honored for his leadership in the development of EPCglobal's ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) Gen 2 RFID standard.
Intellefex won this year's Best in Show award for its FMR-6000 and HMR-9090 multi-protocol battery-assisted passive (BAP) tags (the TMT-8500 temperature-monitoring tag, the BAT-8300 badge tag, the STT-8000 standard tag and the SMT-8100 tag for objects containing liquids and metals), as well as its interrogators. In addition, RFID Journal introduced a new award this year to recognize the use of RFID technology to improve the environment, increase recycling or enhance sustainability; this award went to Mission Foods, for an RFID solution enabling the elimination of disposable corrugated boxes, thereby reducing the company's solid waste stream by 98 percent.
To learn more about RFID Journal LIVE! and RFID Journal's other face-to-face and virtual events, please visit http://www.rfidjournalevents.com.
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