RFID Journal to Host Its Ninth Annual RFID Journal Awards

The industry's most prestigious awards are now accepting submissions for 2015. Winners will be announced at next year's RFID Journal LIVE! event, to be held on Apr. 15-17, in San Diego, Calif.

NEW YORK, Nov. 26, 2014—RFID Journal, the world's leading media and events company covering radio frequency identification (RFID), today announced that it is accepting submissions for the 2015 RFID Journal Awards, which recognize companies and organizations that have distinguished themselves by their successful use of RFID or the introduction of a valuable new RFID product or service. Don't miss this unique opportunity to be recognized in the RFID and technology communities. Last year's winners included Bechtel, Hy-Vee, Marks & Spencer, NXP Semiconductors, Post Foods and others.

RFID Journal's editors have selected an independent panel of judges to evaluate entries and choose this year's winners. The 2015 RFID Journal Awards will be given in eight important categories:

Best Internet of Things Deployment
New this year, this award will be given to the end-user company that has demonstrated the best use of Internet of Things technologies to improve the way they do business, enhance a product or engage customers.

Best RFID Implementation
This award will be given to the end-user company that has demonstrated the best use of RFID technology to improve its manufacturing, supply chain or retail operations. The winner will be the company that best demonstrates how RFID is delivering real value to shareholders.

Best Use of RFID to Enhance a Product or Service
This award will be given to the end-user company that has best used RFID technology to enhance an existing product or service. The winner will be the company that demonstrates how it is using RFID to provide additional value to its customers

Most Innovative Use of RFID
This award will be given to the end-user company with the most novel use of RFID technology. The winner will be the company that best demonstrates how it is using RFID in a new or unusual way to solve a business problem, deliver a return on investment to shareholders or improve customer service.

Best NFC Deployment
This award will be given to the end-user company that has demonstrated the best use of Near Field Communication (NFC) for consumer or other applications.

RFID Green Award
This award will be given to the end-user company that has demonstrated the best use of RFID technology to improve the environment, increase recycling or enhance sustainability.

Best New Product
The winner of this award will be determined by a team of judges at LIVE! 2015, and will go to the company that exhibits the best new RFID product or service at the event.

Special Achievement Award
This award will be given to an individual who has contributed to the RFID industry. The winner could be an end user, researcher, vendor, inventor, standards developer or some other individual who has contributed to the advancement of the entire industry.

Awards submissions are due no later than Jan. 30, 2015. There is no cost to submit an entry, and the winners will receive their awards at RFID Journal LIVE!, and be featured in RFID Journal's digital magazine.

"The awards have been a great success, with many top-notch entries and intense competition," said Mark Roberti, RFID Journal's founder and editor. "With RFID on the cusp of broad adoption, this is a great time to be recognized for an outstanding RFID project. It's certainly going to be a career enhancer."

To learn more about the RFID Journal Awards, please visit www.rfidjournalawards.com. For sponsorship information, please contact RFID Journal's senior sales directors, Alan McIntosh (amcintosh@rfidjornal.com) or Matthew Singer (msinger@rfidjournal.com). And for more information regarding LIVE! 2015, please visit www.rfidjournalevents.com/live.

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RFID Journal is the leading source of news and in-depth information regarding radio frequency identification (RFID) and Internet of Things technologies (IoT) and their many business applications. Business executives and implementers depend on RFID Journal's websites for up-to-the-minute news, in-depth case studies, best practices, strategic insights and information about vendor solutions related to RFID and IoT technologies. This has made RFID Journal a trusted and respected technology information resource, serving the largest audience of RFID and IoT decision-makers worldwide—online and at face-to-face events. For more information, visit www.rfidjournal.com and www.iotjournal.com.