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

  • COMMENTS
  • OTHER NEWS FROM THE COMPANY
No comments for this blog post, be the first to write a comment – click here

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

Hong Kong RFID Awards 2010 Announced

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

Start Blogging

Posted on: 2/5/2010

Welcome to the all new RFID Connect

Posted on: 1/26/2010

WRITER’S BIOGRAPHY

Mark Roberti

Founder and Editor

RFID Journal

SEND EMAIL SUBSCRIBE TO THIS BLOG POST COMMENT

  Add them to my Contact List

  Recommend this blog

BLOG DESCRIPTION

Mark Roberti is the founder and editor of RFID Journal. His blog focuses on all aspects of radio frequency identification and related technologies.