An obvious benefit our desktop readers provide are their special card holder housings. However, depending on which technology you choose, a desktop reader can fill a wide range of applications. It easily connects to PCs via USB, for convenient transponder programming via PC software.
Desktop readers are particularly useful for applications where inserting a card in a holder initiates an application, service or utility. Example of such an application would be hotels enabling energy savings by allowing lights in hotel rooms only when the hotel card is placed in the card holder. Another example is using Desktop readers in vehicles or large machinery requiring authorization from users. These applications allow ignition only when there is an authorized user card in the card holder.
Please take a look at R/W 9 CD 2.0 Desktop reader.