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Finalists Unveiled for the Fourth Annual RFID Journal Awards

The winners for the 2010 RFID Journal Awards, including Best RFID Implementation, Most Innovative Use of RFID, Best Use of RFID in a Product or Service, Best in Show and Special Achievement, will be revealed at LIVE!
Mar 18, 2010RFID Journal has unveiled the finalists for the 2010 RFID Journal Awards. The winners will be announced at RFID Journal LIVE! 2010, the company's eighth annual event, which will be held at the Orange County Convention Center, in Orlando, Fla., on Apr. 14-16.

"We had more than 100 submissions this year, and the judging was closer than ever before, indicating the quality of the submissions was consistently high," says Mark Roberti, RFID Journal's founder and editor. "Attendees at RFID Journal LIVE! will be in for a real treat when they hear the winners present their stories live on stage, and see some of the new products that will be featured in our Best in Show category."

End-user companies were nominated in three categories.

Best RFID Implementation
Jackson Health System: for a solution that manages more than 12,000 mobile pieces of medical equipment
Killdeer Mountain Manufacturing: for a system that enabled the firm to implement lean-manufacturing processes to improve inventory management, gain production efficiencies and provide supply chain transparency to its major customers
Minera Norway: for a system that manages pallets of slate from production to warehouse, and on through the shipping process

Most Innovative Use of RFID
The Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center at the Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center: for an innovative system designed to reduce patient anxiety and improve workflows
BP: for an innovative visitor and staff safety system using ultra-wideband (UWB) RFID technology
• The U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory: for its use of RFID to modernize the management of nuclear materials

Best Use of RFID in a Product or Service
Almacafé, the coffee-warehousing subsidiary of the National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia: for a system that delivers traceability of Colombian specialty coffees from the farm to the consumer
Bostwick Laboratories: for a system that optimizes specimen tracking and patient identification in a medical diagnostic lab
Medtronic: for a system that automates the management of consigned tissue inventory and meets governing requirements

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