Finalists Unveiled for 14th Annual RFID Journal Awards

By RFID Journal

RFID Journal has announced the finalists for its 2020 RFID Journal Awards. The winners will be revealed at this year's RFID Journal LIVE! conference, which will be held in Orlando, Fla., in September.

RFID Journal, the leading source of news and in-depth information regarding radio frequency identification (RFID) and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, has unveiled the finalists for this year's RFID Journal Awards. The winners will be announced at RFID Journal LIVE! 2020, the company's 18th annual conference and exhibition, which will be held at the Orange County Convention Center, located in Orlando, Fla., on Sept. 9-11. All winners, along with the runners-up, will receive a prestigious crystal award.

"We continue to see RFID used on a larger scale and in more mission-critical application, and this year's group of finalists demonstrate that," says Mark Roberti, RFID Journal's founder and editor. "Many of the entries, particularly those selected by our judges as finalists, are large in scale and involve core business activities."

End-user companies were nominated in five categories:

Best Retail RFID Implementation
• Boticário Group
• Stadium AB
• Tommy Hilfiger

Best Manufacturing RFID Implementation
• Grand Paris Express
• Stadler Winterthur
• Volkswagen do Brasil

Best Health-Care RFID Implementation
• Ankara City Hospital
• Jewish General Hospital
• Johnson & Johnson

Best Logistics/Supply Chain RFID Implementation
• Ca' del Bosco Winery
• Gerdau
• Lockheed Martin

Best RFID Implementation (Other Industry)
• Centre for Railway Information Systems
• The REME Charity
• U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Best Use of RFID to Enhance a Product or Service
• CompX Security Products
• SportCor
• Stanley Black & Decker

The judges also selected 10 finalists for Best New Product being exhibited at this year's LIVE! event. The finalists are:

• Avery Dennison, Eagle Green Tag
• EMMicroelectronic's em|echo-V product-authentication solution
• Fujitsu's ultra-rugged WT-A543 washable UHF RFID tag
• Identiv's Eco-Friendly RFID and NFC Tags
• Metrc's wearable RFID reader
• PervasID's Flow Ranger RFID reader
• Printronix Auto ID’s T6000e RFID printer
• RF Controls' CS-490 antenna
• RFRain's RFR-RAIN-4-SMART-ADV smart reader
• SpotSee's ShockWatch RFID sensor
• Times-7's Packing Station antenna

In addition, RFID Journal's editors will present the 2020 RFID Special Achievement Award to Dr. Tali Freed, a professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering, for her years of leadership at the PolyGAIT-RFID Research and Development Center.

LIVE! 2020 will feature nine industry-focused conference tracks, eight technical and how-to tracks, the co-located IEEE RFID technical event, fast-track training presented by RFID4U, RFID Professional Institute certification and more than 150 exhibitors showcasing the latest RFID products and solutions. For additional information, please visit