Best in Show

An independent panel of judges have selected 10 products as the finalists for the 2014 Best in Show Award, which will be given to the best new product exhibited at RFID Journal LIVE! 2014. Attendees can rate each product through the RFID Connect smartphone app by clicking MORE, choosing Best in Show, selecting the product and then awarding it one to 10 stars.

The finalists for this year's Best in Show award are:

HID Global, for its HID Trusted Tag platform, which can be embedded into a mobile phone, enabling authentication for "proof of presence"

Farsens, for its Pyros UHF battery-free sensor that can record the temperatures of tagged products or assets

HP RFID Center of Excellence, for its automated rotating RFID portal that uploads data to the cloud

Information Mediary Corp., for its Med-ic Smart Label, which addresses the problem of patient non-compliance with prescription medication

Kathrein RFID, for its Kathrein Reader Antenna Interface (KRAI) technology and Smart Shelf system that can link 32 antennas to a single KRAI reader without a multiplexer

Mojix, for its OmniSense wide-area fixed RFID infrastructure for retail inventory tracking and management

NXP Semiconductors, for its NTAG I2C (NFC Connected Tag), which offers both an NFC interface and a I2C connected interface, allowing the tag to communicate with the microcontrollers of other electronic devices

Omni-ID, for its View 10 visual RFID tag, which stores a manufacturer’s build books and uses RFID location data to trigger instructions

ThingMagic, for its Mercury xPRESS Platform, a complete hardware, software and reference design platform for the rapid development of low-cost, high-performance application-specific UHF RFID readers and embedded solutions

Zebra Technologies, for its ZD500R compact UHF RFID printing and encoding solution