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RFID Journal Announces Winners of Its Ninth Annual Awards, RFID Startup Challenge

Interstate Batteries, Kuehne+Nagel, Detroit Diesel Corp. and Zebra Technologies are among this year's honorees.
By RFID Journal
Apr 21, 2015

At the RFID Journal LIVE! 2015 conference and exhibition, held last week in San Diego, Calif., RFID Journal announced the winners of its ninth annual RFID Journal Awards. Also announced were the winners of this year's Coolest Demo Contest and RFID Startup Challenge.

The top honors went to the following companies:

Best RFID Implementation: Interstate Batteries, for its use of RFID on racks to monitor inventory and streamline replenishment across a large number of retail locations (see RFID Brings Greater Efficiency, Product Visibility to Interstate Batteries).

Best Use of RFID to Enhance a Product or Service: Kuehne+Nagel, for providing active and real-time temperature monitoring of temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical and health-care products in transit during intercontinental transportation.

Most Innovative Use of RFID:The NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, for its use of a passive RFID temperature sensor inside a urine processing unit, enabling it to recover the most amount of water possible.

RFID Green Award: Detroit Diesel Corp. (a Daimler company), for its use of a visual RFID tag that saves more than 7 million sheets of paper annually (see Omni-ID's View 10 Tag Aims to Replace Paperwork at Detroit Diesel, Other Factories).

Best NFC Deployment: Skoubee, for its use of Near Field Communication (NFC)-enabled pet tags to allow owners to find lost pets, socialize with other pet owners through the Skoubee platform and manage all pet medical information.

Best New Product: Zebra Technologies, for its athlete-tracking solution that provides coaches, teams, media and leagues with unprecedented performance and playing statistics.

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