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Finalists Unveiled for 10th Annual RFID Journal Awards

Florida Hospital, Delta Air Lines and Target are among the finalists for 2016. The winners will be revealed at this year's LIVE! event, being held on May 3-5.
By RFID Journal
Mar 14, 2016

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 2016 RFID Journal Awards. The winners will be announced at RFID Journal LIVE! 2016, the company's 14th annual conference and exhibition, to be held at the Orange County Convention Center, in Orlando, Fla., on May 3-5. 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.

"All of the judges were impressed with the quality and scale of the submissions this year," says Mark Roberti, RFID Journal's founder and editor. "These projects show how far RFID has come in delivering enterprise-wide benefits. Attendees at this year's event will benefit from hearing about these deployments, and will view the hardware, software and solutions featured in our Best New Product category."

Companies were nominated in six categories:

Best RFID Implementation
Decathlon—for its use of RFID tags on 90 percent of the products it sells, and for adopting RFID technology at every one of its 43 DCs and 1,030 stores to improve on-shelf availability and reduce shrinkage (see Decathlon Sees Sales Rise and Shrinkage Drop, Aided by RFID)
Delta Air Lines—for its pioneering use of RFID to streamline aircraft maintenance and reduce the amount of time required to ensure that every seat on every airplane has an oxygen canister, and that none have reached their expiration dates (see RFID Reduces Oxygen-Generator Waste for Delta Air Lines)
Shimane University Hospital—for its use of RFID to reduce the cost of managing 20,000 surgical instruments (see Shimane University Hospital Tags Surgical Tools, Cuts Costs)

Best Use of RFID to Enhance a Product or Service
Agilent—for its Cross Lab Inventory Management Service, which helps its employees track and manage its customers' lab equipment (see Agilent Launches RFID-enabled Lab-Equipment Inventory Service)
Innovative Timing Systems—for an RFID race-timing solution that is integrated with high-definition video and television broadcast systems to ensure accurate race results and enable the sharing of data with a large audience
TrackCore—for its use of RFID to enable customers to manage tissue samples and implants

Most Innovative Use of RFID
Berntsen International—for its innovative InfraMarker System, which integrates ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) RFID, precision GPS and magnetic locating technologies with smartphone-based asset-management software for tracking buried assets (see InfraMarker Adds GPS, Cloud Services to Manage Buried Assets)
Florida Hospital—for its use of data from its real-time location system to improve its processes, including the reduction of a surgical patient's time in recovery by 10 to 24 minutes
Reichhold—for its use of RFID temperature sensors to enable customers to reduce the amount of time and energy required to cure products made with Reichhold resins (see Resin Supplier Uses RFID to Perfect the Curing Process)

RFID Green Award
Anilhas Capri—for the RFID solution it developed to reduce the trafficking of wild birds in Brazil
Golden Environmental Mat Services—for its use of RFID to manage construction mats, and to track the sterilization of contaminated mats to reduce environmental impact before deploying them back into the field
Zempléni Z.H.K.—for its use of RFID technology to track 35,000 waste bins and promote recycling within Hungary

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