RFID Journal Editor Mark Roberti's Blog
Hong Kong RFID Awards 2010 Announced
October 20, 2010
Last week, GS1 Hong Kong announced the winners of its Hong Kong RFID Awards 2010. The awards, modeled after the RFID Journal Awards, are co-organized by the Hong Kong R&D Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management Enabling Technologies (LSCM), the Hong Kong RFID Centre (SCIC) and the Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corp. (HKSTP).
The awards are given to individuals who have implemented RFID technology as part of their business or research efforts. They were created to encourage the adoption of Electronic Product Code (EPC) and radio frequency identification technologies by businesses in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta region, in an effort to foster the development of new products and services.
The Hong Kong RFID Awards are given out in three main categories:
• Best EPC RFID Implementation
• Most Innovative Use of EPC RFID
• Most Innovative EPC RFID Product
Gold, Silver and Bronze awards are handed out under each category. This year's awards list also included 11 organizations that earned Merit Certificates for showing their commitment to adopting RFID technology in their business processes.
The Gold Award for Best EPC RFID Implementation went to LEO Paper Group, located in Hong Kong, for its use of an RFID-based real-time production line-monitoring system that allows the firm to track production with fewer resources, thereby leading to substantial cost savings while eliminating human error and improving customer service.
Luxon Data, as well as the Shanghai, China, branches of Medtronic Medical Appliance Technology & Service and Zuellig Pharma, shared the Gold Award for Most Innovative Use of EPC RFID. The three companies jointly developed the ZL-100 Plus RFID Cabinet, which uses an RFID-enabled smart cabinet to help distributors and health-care providers achieve greater operational efficiency, productivity gains and cost savings. The solution centralizes real-time inventory management, enhances security and localizes inventory reporting.
Megabyte's MegaTray, designed for jewelry and branded watch retailers, garnered this year's Most Innovative EPC RFID Product Gold Award. The jewelry display tray, with an integrated RFID reader and a Wi-Fi transceiver, provides security and monitoring capabilities for any valuable item placed on it. The innovative solution can also help users capture and better understand customer behavior.
To encourage more original EPC RFID application development by talented local students, the organizers created a special U-21 category last year. Hong Kong tertiary students were invited to participate and showcase their own innovative use of RFID technology. Teams from Hong Kong Community College and the University of Hong Kong shared the Gold Award for the Best EPC RFID Concept, while students from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University took the Most Innovative EPC RFID Application Gold Award.
"All of the winning applications and solutions this year mesh well with our mission to accelerate the innovation and implementation of RFID in both business and the overall community," says Anna Lin, GS1 Hong Kong's chief executive. "The innovations we have witnessed will certainly help accelerate creative technology and application development."
All award recipients will be invited to attend a prize presentation ceremony, to be held in conjunction with the 10th GS1 Hong Kong Supply Chain Excellence Summit, scheduled for Nov. 5, 2010.
POST A COMMENT
A Conversation with a Hotel Poacher
Posted on: 1/13/2016
The RFID Marketer's Mindset
Posted on: 3/5/2015
What RFID Solution Providers Should Do
Posted on: 3/4/2015
Be a Trusted Advisor for Attendees at LIVE! 2014
Posted on: 3/25/2014
What CEOs of RFID Companies Need to Know
Posted on: 12/18/2012
Tools for UHF Deployments
Posted on: 11/13/2012
RFID Journal Publishes Article No. 10,000
Posted on: 11/6/2012
Where to Find Good RFID Leads
Posted on: 9/27/2012
Talk to End Users About Their Business Problems
Posted on: 4/2/2012
RFID for a Good Cause
Posted on: 3/23/2012
About That Untapped Pool of Customers
Posted on: 3/15/2012
Hello! I'm Ready to Buy an RFID Solution
Posted on: 3/13/2012
Is There an Untapped Pool of RFID Customers Somewhere?
Posted on: 3/12/2012
How Small Companies Can Market RFID Successfully
Posted on: 3/9/2012
5 Common Mistakes Made by RFID Marketers
Posted on: 2/29/2012
Veterans Health Administration Seeks RTLS Experts
Posted on: 1/28/2011
How Do You Value Information?
Posted on: 11/17/2010
Maximizing Exhibitor ROI at RFID Journal LIVE! 2011
Posted on: 11/16/2010
RFID Could Reduce Return Fraud—a $14 Billion Problem
Posted on: 11/9/2010
Seeking Judges for the RFID Journal Awards
Posted on: 11/8/2010
Posted on: 10/20/2010
Some Positive Coverage of RFID
Posted on: 10/19/2010
More Musings on Moore
Posted on: 9/23/2010
More Free Advice for RFID Vendors
Posted on: 9/22/2010
Free Advice for RFID Vendors
Posted on: 9/21/2010
Inside an RFID Industry Roundtable
Posted on: 9/17/2010
Wal-Mart's President Says EPC RFID Strategy Is Working
Posted on: 9/16/2010
Are RFID-Enabled Credit Cards Safer Than Magstripe Cards?
Posted on: 9/15/2010
Technology Predictions Aren't Always Accurate
Posted on: 9/14/2010
Should We Be Tracking Kids With RFID?
Posted on: 9/13/2010
Internet of Things Event in Tokyo
Posted on: 9/8/2010
The Future is Not Inevitably Bleak
Posted on: 9/7/2010
The RFID Privacy Conundrum
Posted on: 8/27/2010
Using RFID to Improve Online Availability
Posted on: 8/26/2010
Coca-Cola Event Exploits RFID on Facebook
Posted on: 8/25/2010
Awarepoint's Big RTLS Music Video Contest
Posted on: 8/24/2010
PBS NewsHour Responds to RFID Journal
Posted on: 8/19/2010
PBS NewsHour Misinforms Viewers on RFID
Posted on: 8/16/2010
Academic Navel Gazing Continues
Posted on: 8/12/2010
A Privacy Expert’s Misguided View of RFID
Posted on: 8/11/2010
Please Contribute to the Sinclair Laing Memorial Scholarship Fund
Posted on: 8/9/2010
Using RFID to Solve Postal Address Problems
Posted on: 8/6/2010
BNET Blogger Spreads False Info About Wal-Mart and Privacy
Posted on: 8/5/2010
RFID Not at Fault in Passport Test
Posted on: 8/2/2010
Why Isn't Wal-Mart Killing the Tags?
Posted on: 7/27/2010
Privacy Nonsense Sweeps the Internet
Posted on: 7/26/2010
Thank You, Bill Hardgrave
Posted on: 7/9/2010
Staff Spread Too Thin? RFID Can Help
Posted on: 6/22/2010
ABC Eyewitness News Presents Selective Facts About RFID Credit Cards
Posted on: 5/28/2010
Presentations now available
Posted on: 5/6/2010
Do You Want to Be an RFID Gorilla?
Posted on: 4/2/2010
Why Contextual Marketing Works
Posted on: 3/30/2010
Would Geoffrey Moore Validate Your Business Model?
Posted on: 3/17/2010
The Biggest Mistakes Vendors Make at Trade Shows
Posted on: 3/9/2010
The Biggest Mistakes RFID Marketers Make
Posted on: 2/28/2010
When Will RFID Become a Mainstream Technology?
Posted on: 2/23/2010
Build the Whole RFID Solution
Posted on: 2/18/2010
RFID Deployments Rarely Start in the C-suite
Posted on: 2/12/2010
Be wary of hotel solicitations
Posted on: 2/7/2010
Posted on: 2/5/2010
Welcome to the all new RFID Connect
Posted on: 1/26/2010
Founder and Editor
Add them to my Contact List
Recommend this blog
Mark Roberti is the founder and editor of RFID Journal. His blog focuses on all aspects of radio frequency identification and related technologies.
Latest Blog Posts
5 Benefits of Thermal Printing in Retail
RFID reader 125khz for access control
Choosing the Right RFID Inlays for Retail
Benefits of Tracking Consumables with an Inventory Management System
Tire Industry Works Toward Global RFID-Tagging Standards
Everything you wanted to know about Near-Field Communications (NFC) Readers