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GS1 Hong Kong stages Internet of Things awards

Ike Suarez | Jan. 1, 2015
Programme seeks to showcase innovations in IoT

GS1 Hong Kong staged its very first Internet of Things awards ceremonies this December and Daniel Lai, BBS, JP, Government Chief Information Officer of Hong Kong SAR, was the guest of honour at the awards ceremony.

The award ceremony took place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. It was held to recognise innovations by businesses and students of tertiary educational institutions in the field of  Internet  of Things (IoT) technologies.

A press statement by GS1 Hong Kong said the awards programme's launch is also in support of the SAR government's Digital  21 strategy to develop ICT in the territory.


The awards programme had six categories, namely: IoT Implementation Excellence, IoT Application Innovation, Winning  IoT  Technology, RFID Implementation Excellence, RFID Application Innovation and Winning RFID Technology.

CLP Power Hong Kong Ltd. won the gold award in both the IoT Implementation Excellence and IoT Application categories for its "Real World IoT Platform for Electricity Supply market-myEnergy Programme."

On the other hand there were two Gold awardees for the Winning IoT technology Category.

The first was made up of DigiMobi Technology Ltd. and  Rodsum Wireless Ltd. for their Equipment Height Real-Time Monitoring System (EHRMS) for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai Macao Bridge Project.

The other awardee was the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company  (ASTR) Ltd. for its Mobile Heart Monitoring System.

Gold Award winner in both the RFID Excellence and RFID Application categories was Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Co. Ltd. for its  ICS RFID Technology Deployment Programme.

Winner of the Gold Award for Winnin RFID Technology went to U.R. RFID Ltd. for its washable, non-removable Heat Transfer RFID label facilities for the apparel industry.

For the Hong Kong  U-21 IoT awards, the Gold Award for the category, IoT Revolution Concept went to Hong Kong University of Science and Technology's electronic and computer engineering department for its PiCode which allows a  generic picture to be embedded into a 2D barcode.

In the IoT Revolution Application category, the Gold Award went to students from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) for their Disabled Assistant System that leverages RFID technology for occupation therapy.

GSI Hong Kong is the local chapter of the Brussels-based GS1, a not-for-profit global supply chain standards organization.




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