RFID Journal Awards



Thank you to all that submitted in the 2020 RFID Journal Awards, the submissions are now closed. See below for information on the RFID Journal awards, judging criteria, and 2020 finalists. To learn more, visit the  RFID Journal Awards website. To learn more about attending the ceremony on Day 2 of RFID Journal Virtually LIVE!, click here. 

Discover the Best New RFID Products and Deployments

The RFID Journal Awards were created to highlight the best RFID implementation across multiple industries. RFID journal readers around the world are invited to submit applications that provide details on their deployments, and RFID solution providers are asked to submit information for the Best New Product award.

A team of independent judges evaluate the submission and select the finalists. The finalists in each category are invited to speak at RFID Journal LIVE!, so attendees can learn best practices form these ground-breaking deployments. The winners are announced at the event, and each receives a crystal award.

Awarding Industry Leaders in Eight Different Categories

For 2020, awards will be presented in eight categories. The first six awards will be presented to end users. Special achievement will be presented to an individual or organization who has contributed to the RFID community. The Best New Product Award will be presented to the RFID vendor exhibiting the best new RFID product (hardware, software or service) at RFID Journal LIVE! 2020, which will be held April 28 to April 30, 2019, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

Best Retail RFID/IoT Implementation: Awarded to the retailer demonstrating the best use of RFID technology to improve its store or supply chain operations.

Best Manufacturing RFID/IoT Implementation: Awarded to the manufacturer demonstrating the best use of RFID technology to improve its production or supply chain operations.

Best Logistics/Supply Chain RFID/IoT Implementation: Awarded to the organization demonstrating the best use of RFID technology to improve logistics or supply chain efficiencies, or deliver better services to customers.

Best Health-Care RFID/IoT Implementation: Awarded to the health care provider demonstrating the best use of RFID technology to cut costs or improve patient outcomes.

Best RFID/IoT Implementation (Other Industry): Awarded to the organization demonstrating the best use of RFID technology to cut costs, improve efficiencies or otherwise improve the way it does business. The winner will be from an industry other than retail, manufacturing, health care or logistics.

Best Use of RFID/IoT in a Product or Service: Awarded to the end-user company using 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.

Best New Product: Awarded to the RFID technology hardware, software or service provider chosen by a team of judges at RFID Journal LIVE! as the best new product or service at the event. To qualify, the product or service must have been introduced after the last RFID Journal LIVE! concluded on April 14, 2018.

Special Achievement Award: Awarded to the individual who has contributed to the RFID industry. It can be given to an end user, researcher, vendor, inventor, standards developer or anyone else who have contributed to the advancement of the entire RFID industry.

To learn more about the judging criteria for the 2020 awards, click here for more information.


The RFID Journal Awards recognize companies that have distinguished themselves by their successful use of radio frequency identification (RFID) or Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, or the introduction of a valuable new RFID/IoT product or services.

In this session the winners will be announced in the following categories:

Special Achievement Award

Awarded to the individual who has contributed to the RFID industry. It can be given to an end user, researcher, vendor, inventor, standards developer or anyone else who have contributed to the advancement of the entire RFID industry.

2020 recipient is: Dr. Tali Freed

Dr. Tali Freed, an associate professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering, for her years of leadership at the PolyGAIT-RFID Research and Development Laboratory.


Best Retail RFID/IoT Implementation

Awarded to the retailer demonstrating the best use of RFID technology to improve its store or supply chain operations.

Finalists:

• Boticário Group

• Stadium AB

• Tommy Hilfiger Best Manufacturing


RFID/IoT Implementation

Awarded to the manufacturer demonstrating the best use of RFID technology to improve its production or supply chain operations.

Finalists:

• Grand Paris Express

• Stadler Winterthur

• Volkswagen do Brasil Best


Logistics/Supply Chain RFID/IoT Implementation

Awarded to the organization demonstrating the best use of RFID technology to improve logistics or supply chain efficiencies, or deliver better services to customers.

Finalists:

• Ca' del Bosco Winery

• Gerdau

• Lockheed Martin Best Health-Care


RFID/IoT Implementation

Awarded to the health care provider demonstrating the best use of RFID technology to cut costs or improve patient outcomes.

Finalists:

• Ankara City Hospital

• Jewish General Hospital

• Johnson & Johnson Best


RFID/IoT Implementation (Other Industry)

Awarded to the organization demonstrating the best use of RFID technology to cut costs, improve efficiencies or otherwise improve the way it does business. The winner will be from an industry other than retail, manufacturing, health care or logistics.

Finalists:

• Centre for Railway Information Systems

• The REME Charity

• U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Best Use of RFID/IoT in a Product or Service

Awarded to the end-user company using 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.

Finalists:

• CompX Security Products

• SportCor

• Stanley Black & Decker


Best New Product

Awarded to the RFID technology hardware, software or service provider chosen by a team of judges at RFID Journal LIVE! as the best new product or service at the event. To qualify, the product or service must have been introduced after the last RFID Journal LIVE! concluded on April 5, 2019.

Finalists:



• Avery Dennison/Smartrac Eagle Green Tag

• EMMicroelectronic's em|echo-V product-authentication solution

• Fujitsu's ultra-rugged WT-A543 washable UHF RFID tag

• Metrc's wearable RFID reader

• PervasID's Flow Ranger RFID reader

• Printronix Auto ID’s T6000e RFID printer

• RF Controls' CS-490 antenna

• RFRain's RFR-RAIN-4-SMART-ADV smart reader

• Identiv's Eco-Friendly RFID and NFC Tags

• SpotSee's ShockWatch RFID sensor

• Times-7's Packing Station antenna