RFID Journal Updates Categories for Its 11th Annual Awards to Better Reflect the State of RFID's Adoption

Categories for the RFID Journal Awards will now highlight the best RFID deployments in retail, manufacturing and health care, as well as logistics and supply chain.

NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2016—RFID Journal, the world's leading media and events company covering radio frequency identification (RFID), today announced that it has added new categories to highlight the best RFID deployments for its 11th annual RFID Journal Awards.

The RFID Journal Awards, widely recognized as the industry's most prestigious commendation, recognize businesses that have distinguished themselves by their successful use of RFID technologies. These awards acknowledge the achievements of companies that have utilized RFID to launch a new product or service, improve its operations, protect the environment, provide exceptional value to customers or uncover new ways to solve business problems. Winners will be showcased at the 15th annual RFID Journal LIVE! conference and exhibition, to be held on May 9-11, 2017, at the Phoenix Convention Center, located in Phoenix, Ariz.

The new award categories being introduced will highlight successful RFID implementations in several industries, including retail, manufacturing and health care, as well as logistics and supply chain. New categories for 2017 include:

• Best Retail RFID Implementation
• Best Manufacturing RFID Implementation
 • Best Logistics/Supply Chain RFID Implementation
• Best Health-Care RFID Implementation

Additional categories for the awards include:

Best RFID Implementation (Other Industry)
This will be awarded to the organization that has demonstrated the best use of RFID technology to lower costs, improve efficiencies or otherwise enhance the way it does business.

Best Use of RFID to Enhance a Product or Service
This will be awarded to the end-user company that has demonstrated the best use of RFID technology.

RFID Special Achievement Award
This will be awarded to an end user, researcher, vendor, inventor, standards developer or anyone else who has contributed to the advancement of the entire RFID industry.

Best New Product
This will be awarded to the RFID technology hardware, software or service provider demonstrating the best new product or service at the event.

"These categories better reflect the state of adoption in RFID" said Mark Roberti, RFID Journal's founder and editor, "and allow us to honor the best RFID projects in the key industries for which the technology is delivering real value."

RFID Journal's editors, along with an independent panel of judges, will evaluate all entries and choose the winners. An awards ceremony will be held at LIVE!, and the winners will receive a crystal award and be featured in RFID Journal's digital magazine. RFID Journal is accepting submissions now through Feb. 17.

To learn more about the RFID Journal Awards, visit www.rfidjournalawards.com. And for more information regarding LIVE! 2017, visit www.rfidjournalevents.com/live.

About RFID Journal
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.