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Boeing, Hanmi Pharmaceutical, Impinj Among Winners of 2013 RFID Journal Awards

The winners for Best RFID Implementation, Most Innovative Use of RFID, Best Use of RFID to Enhance a Product or Service, Best in Show, Special Achievement and the RFID Green Award were announced today at the RFID Journal LIVE! conference.
By RFID Journal
May 02, 2013

RFID Journal has announced the winners of its 2013 RFID Journal Awards. The winners were revealed at RFID Journal LIVE! 2013, the company's 11th annual conference and exhibition, held this week at the Orange County Convention Center, in Orlando, Fla.

Hanmi Pharmaceutical won the Best RFID Implementation award for its system of tagging and tracking individual pharmaceutical products (see Hanmi Pharmaceutical Uses RFID to Automate Picking, Shipping).

Boeing won the Best Use of RFID to Enhance a Product or Service award for a solution that replaces detailed visual inspection with radio frequency identification (see Boeing to Launch RFID Program for Airlines in February).

The Most Innovative Use of RFID award went to Infinite Biomedical Technologies, for an RFID system enabling a prosthetic limb to operate more effectively and naturally (see The Feel-Good RFID Video of the Year).

The Best in Show award was granted to Impinj, for its Speedway xArray system, consisting of an RFID reader combined with an integrated antenna and special software. The unit can be installed in a ceiling and create a 40-foot diameter read zone (wider than for a typical EPC Gen 2 RFID reader), thereby enabling real-time visibility into the locations of tags within that radius, and pinpointing their positions within a few meters (see Impinj Unveils New UHF Readers for RTLS Applications, Embedding in Other Devices).

This year's RFID Green Award went to the City of Grand Rapids, Michigan for its use of an RFID-enabled recycling and refuse-collection system.

Finally, Kevin Ashton, the cofounder and former executive director of the Auto-ID Center, and a frequent contributor to RFID Journal, was presented with the RFID Special Achievement Award, in recognition of his leadership of the organization that developed the first Electronic Product Code (EPC) technology (see Kevin Ashton May Change the World).

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