RFID – stands for radio frequency identification. Every Blackinton SmartShield™badge includes a rugged RFID transponder chip embedded in the back of the badge, similar to those widely used in many other industries. This transponder, or “chip,” contains unique pre-programmed numeric coding. This encoding relates to information securely stored in a department or agency’s database. Click Here to learn more about Blackinton’s SmartSheild badges.