Finished magnetic stripe products from ID TECH are completely housed computer peripherals that simply plug into a PC or laptop. These readers can sit on a countertop, be attached to a vertical surface with Velcro, or mounted with screws. Some units are even sealed and/or ruggedized for use out of doors.
OEM modules from ID TECH are unhoused readers known as "rails" that can be designed into larger products requiring magnetic stripe capabilities. These products have a range of footprints, mounting options, and interface choices. Insert readers come with standard, flush-mount, or metal bezels. Many are available with a "gate" option that protects the reader from dust, debris, and casual vandalism.