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Finalists Unveiled for Sixth Annual RFID Journal Awards

The winners will be revealed next month at RFID Journal LIVE! 2012, for Best Implementation, Most Innovative Use, Best Use to Enhance a Product or Service, Best in Show, Special Achievement and the Green Award, as well as a new award for Best RFID Thesis.
In addition, 10 technology providers were picked as finalists for the Best in Show award, which will be given to the best new product being exhibited at this year's LIVE! event:

Austriamicrosystems, for its AS3922 active Near Field Communication (NFC) booster, an IC that can be incorporated in microSD and SIM cards (see RFID News Roundup: Austriamicrosystems Demos Standalone NFC MicroSD)
Convergent Systems Ltd., for its CS506 plug-in module for RFID handheld readers, which allows the handheld itself to be location-tracked via a real-time location system
Cubic Global Tracking Solutions, for its Yard Management Solution (YMS), which employs a unique yard-management device called the Mesh Asset Tag, as well as the company's mist Mesh Network Technology
Impinj, for its Monza Self-Serialization method, which offers brand owners the flexibility to decide when, where and how they manage item-level tagging processes across their global supply chain (see Impinj Seeks to Make Serializing Data Easy)
Intelleflex, for its CMR-6100 multi-protocol reader, equipped with integrated GSM, GPRS and SMS cellular communication, and the ZEST Data Services platform
NXP Semiconductors, for its Ucode I²C Connected UHF chip, which links directly to the microprocessor of a tablet, computer or other device, enabling new capabilities and functionality (see NXP to Unveil New UHF, HF Chips)
Omni-ID, for its Visual Tag System, which displays readable information about moving assets in real time
Seeonic, for its SightWare electronics module with firmware installed, designed to automatically capture RFID tags for consumer products within a fixture, as well as for its Seeniq server, which allows authorized personnel to access dashboards to view and monitor real-time inventory and decision support recommendations for replenishment via a Web browser
STid, for its SolarGuard standalone, solar- and battery-power RFID terminal that can withstand harsh environments
Xerafy, for its XS Dot and XS Dash small-form-factor on-metal tags (see RFID News Roundup: Xerafy Intros Tiny Tags for Surgical Instruments, Small Tools)

These awards are given in recognition of excellence in the RFID industry. "Each year, we see a growing number of impressive implementations and exciting new products," Roberti states. "I'm pleased that we are able to shine a light on some of the amazing things being achieved in the industry."

In addition to the RFID Journal Awards, LIVE! 2012 will also feature eight industry-specific and how-to conference tracks, eight in-depth preconference seminars and workshops, two co-located events, fast-track training and more than 200 exhibitors showcasing the latest RFID products and solutions. For additional information regarding the conference and its co-located events, please visit www.rfidjournalevents.com/live.

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