Hong Kong RFID Awards 2013, bolstering the innovative adoption of RFID technology
Graced by Ms. Janet Wong, JP, Commissioner for Innovation and Technology of the HKSAR Government as the officiating guest of honor
the prize presentation ceremony will be held at the GS1 Hong Kong Supply Chain Management Excellence Summit 2013
Hong Kong – September 12, 2013 – As the HKSAR’s premier RFID award, Hong Kong RFID Awards has received close to 200 entries since its inception in 2008. Hong Kong RFID Awards is an annual industry event designed to honor and recognize local companies that have demonstrated excellence in the innovation, development or implementation of RFID technology that creates value for business and life.
Hong Kong businesses showcased the innovative adoption of RFID technology by taking Gold, Silver and Bronze prizes. A variety of winners from public utilities, logistics, apparel, to electronics and retail sectors demonstrated excellence in three categories; namely the Best EPC/RFID implementation, the Most Innovative Use of EPC/RFID and the Most Innovative EPC/RFID products.
The winners of the Hong Kong RFID Awards 2013:
|The Best EPC/RFID Implementation Award||Gold||
Penta (China) Manufacturing Company Limited, NetAGE Development Limited, QBS System Limited
|End-To-End Supply Chain RFID Item Level Tagging (ILT) for Fashion Retail Industry *|
|Silver||Fukui Shell Nucleus Factory||RFID-embedded Pearl Identification and Certification System**|
National Cancer Centre Singapore, Hong Kong Communications Co.Ltd
|Real Time Ambulatory Patient Information Deployment Enabler (RAPIDE)|
|Most Innovative Use of EPC/RFID||Gold||Fukui Shell Nucleus Factory||RFID-embedded Pearl Identification and Certification System**|
|Silver||Penta (China) Manufacturing Company Limited, NetAGE Development Limited, QBS System Limited||End-To-End Supply Chain RFID Item Level Tagging (ILT) for Fashion Retail Industry *|
|Bronze||National Cancer Centre Singapore, Hong Kong Communications Co.Ltd||Real Time Ambulatory Patient Information Deployment Enabler (RAPIDE)|
|Most Innovative EPC/RFID Product||Gold||Megabyte Limited||mHand H1-B ***|
|Silver||Convergence Systems Limited||CS208 EPC/RFID intelligent integrated reader with Over-The-Air (OTA) management|
|Bronze||Information Processing Consultants Ltd.||RFID Shopfloor Traffic Light System|
|Bronze||Xerafy Ltd||XS autoclavable UHF RFID tags for the healthcare industry **|
* The project is also awarded the “Best Application Award” in the Guangdong-Hong Kong RFID Awards 2013 organized by GS1 Hong Kong and Guangdong RFID Public Service Centre.
** The project is also awarded the “Most Innovative Award” in the Guangdong-Hong Kong RFID Awards 2013 organized by GS1 Hong Kong and Guangdong RFID Public Service Centre.
*** The project is also awarded the “Best Product Award” in the Guangdong-Hong Kong RFID Awards 2013 organized by GS1 Hong Kong and Guangdong RFID Public Service Centre.
Details of Hong Kong RFID Awards 2013 awardees can be accessed at:http://www.gs1hk.org/en/awards/hk_rfid_awards/winner_announcement/year_2013/awards_winners.html
The winners of the U-21 RFID Awards 2013:
Best EPC/RFID Concept
Associate in Business (Accounting and Finance), PolyU Hong Kong Community College
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering & Department of Applied Social Sciences, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
|An RFID-based School Bus Monitoring System for Cross-Boundary Students|
|Silver||Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University||Development of an RFID-based Surgery|
|Bronze||Department of Information and Communications Technology,Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Tuen Mun)||Commercial building Automation|
|Bronze||Department of Real Estate and Construction, The University of Hong Kong||Danger Zones Identification and Alert System - The Application of RFID in Construction Safety|
Most Innovative EPC/RFID Application
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
|Design and Development of NFC-based Mobile Application for Anti-counterfeiting in Designer Bag Manufacturer|
Department of Computing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
|RFIShoe - RFID and Bluetooth- Based Intelligent Shoes|
|Silver||Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, BEng in Product Engineering with Marketing,
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
|Bronze||Department of Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University||RFID-based Location Tracking System - Using a Peer-to-Peer Network Architecture|
Details of U-21 RFID Awards 2013 awardees can be accessed at:
The top performers of Hong Kong RFID Awards 2013 have their innovative and technical excellence acknowledged cross-border. Winners from the business category won 4 top prizes at the Guangdong-Hong Kong RFID Awards 2013, while the winners from U-21 RFID Awards 2013 were nominated for HK-TW EPC/RFID Academia Awards 2013.
“As globalization grows in new and ever more complicated dimensions, today’s businesses are becoming increasingly interconnected. Therefore, enterprises need to improve responsiveness to customers' needs through better Supply Chain Management. To turn these challenges into opportunities for growth, enterprises must equip themselves with the latest Supply Chain Management practices and technologies – specifically RFID technology. The Hong Kong RFID Awards 2013recognized excellence in real-world applications that are actually making a difference to businesses in Hong Kong,” said the Chief Executive of GS1 Hong Kong, Ms Anna Lin, JP.
Graced by Ms. Janet Wong, JP, Commissioner for Innovation and Technology of the HKSAR Government as the officiating guest of honor, the prize presentation ceremony for the Hong Kong RFID Awards and U-21 RFID Awards will be held at the GS1 Hong Kong Supply Chain Management Excellence Summit 2013 which takes place on November 8, 2013 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Details of the Summit can be accessed at:http://www.gs1hksummit.com/2013/index.html.
About GS1 Hong Kong
Founded by the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce in 1989, GS1 Hong Kong is the local chapter of GS1®, a not-for-profit, global supply chain standards organization headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, with over 110 national chapters in 150 countries. GS1 Hong Kong is the authorized registration organization for GS1 BarCodes and Electronic Product Code System. It also offers platforms for trusted product information, BarcodePlus; e-ordering and replenishment, ezTRADE; a global traceability system, ezTRACK; GENUINE product authentication solution, cold chain solution, and a mobile application, Consumer Connect. The organization also offers training and consulting in supply chain management technologies and best practices, as well as membership and partnership programs to facilitate business matching and global trade collaboration. GS1 Hong Kong currently has more than 6,500 corporate members covering close to 20 industries, including retail consumer goods, food, wine, healthcare, apparel, consumer electronics, logistics, information and technology. For more information about GS1 Hong Kong, please visit www.gs1hk.org.
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