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ABRFID Award to Recognize Companies and Personality in Brazilian RFID Industry

The first edition of the prize will be given to companies in three vertical categories, as well as in the GS1 EPCglobal category, and as a tribute to a distinguished professional in the radio frequency identification sector.
By Edson Perin
Aug 28, 2017

The IoT RFID Pavilion of the Brazilian Association of the Radio Frequency Identification Industry (ABRFID) at the Latam Retail Show—to be held on Aug. 29–31 at the Expo Center Norte in São Paulo—will also be the place of delivery of the first ABRFID Award, on Aug. 31 at 3:00 PM. The first edition of the award will be focused on three vertical categories, and the event will also feature a GS1 EPCglobal category and a tribute to a distinguished professional in the development of the RFID ecosystem in Brazil.

The award will recognize the pioneering and innovation of three companies that have implemented RFID technologies and/or the Internet of Things (IoT) concept to benefit businesses from inside and/or outside Brazil, in different vertical markets. The award for the GS1 EPCglobal category will honor the work of a company that deploys the best case of success suited to the global RFID standard.

The winners are being chosen by judges comprising professors and researchers from several Brazilian universities, who are dedicated to increasing knowledge about RFID and IoT technologies in that country. The judges are under the coordination and supervision of Professors Marcelo Lubaszewski, of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), and Renata Rampim, of Unicamp. The ABRFID award is supported by GS1 Brasil.

In addition to recognizing the work of companies, the ABRFID Award will be given to a personality whose professional performance has brought benefits to the market as a whole and to its ecosystem. The choice will be made by the board of ABRFID, which is formed by Adriano Franki (from Valid, and the president of ABRFID), Reinaldo Andrade (from Honeywell, and the VP of ABRFID), Carlos Ribeiro (of SmartX Technologies), Roger Davanso (from CCRR) and Pedro Moreira (of SmartX). The selection process will take place with the accompaniment of Professor Marcelo Lubaszewski.

The trophies for the ABRFID Award are being made using a Sinctronics 3D printer, with recycled plastic material from discarded IT equipment, such as printers, ink cartridges and cell phones, in processes utilizing RFID. As such, the ABRFID Award trophy, in addition to being sustainable, employs the circular economy concept. The awards will be give out by Sinctronics at the association's booth.

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