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Hong Kong drives local application of IoT

Anuradha Shukla | Sept. 29, 2014
Announces GS1 Hong Kong's Internet of Things Awards.

Hong Kong is set to drive local application of Internet of Things through Hong Kong Internet of Things (IoT) Awards.

Formerly known as the Hong Kong RFID Awards, the Hong Kong IoT Awards supports the Hong Kong SAR Government's long-term Digital 21 Strategy and blueprint for the territory's ICT development.

These awards will also address business issues and challenges in daily life as well as stimulate innovative implementations in the region.

Dedicated to showcase innovation in the field, the awards recognise pioneering enterprises and outstanding tertiary students in Hong Kong SAR.

"With the tremendous applications and opportunities offered by the Internet of Things, local companies should be well prepared to cope with this mega trend," said Anna Lin, JP, chief executive of GS1 Hong Kong. "The award winners can certainly provide role models and showcase how businesses can benefit from 'everything connected' by bringing more visibility to the supply chain."

Main categories

Awards were distributed in six main categories including IoT implementation excellence, IoT application innovation, winning IoT technology, RFID implementation excellence, RFID application innovation and winning RFID technology.

myEnergy Programme of CLP Power Hong Kong Limited - won the gold award in both the IoT implementation excellence and the IoT application innovation categories.

Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Co. Ltd. took the gold award for both RFID implementation excellence and RFID application innovation, with its ICS RFID-technology deployment programme.

U.R.RFID Limited bagged the gold award for Winning RFID Technology for its Heat Transfer RFID Label.

"We will encourage more participation in the IoT Award, which not only promotes successful IoT applications for meeting business needs, but also tells the world that Hong Kong has great capabilities and talent," said Robert Burton, chairman of the Hong Kong IoT Awards 2014 Judging Panel. "That talent will continue to contribute and develop our community, our environment and our future. I look forward to meeting more participants in next year's IoT Awards." 



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