IDEX Biometrics, a provider of advanced fingerprint identification and authentication solutions, and Quest Payment Systems, an Australian payment technology supplier, have signed an agreement with the aim of bringing biometric smart cards to Australasia.Quest is a supplier of payment technologies and smart cards used across retail, consumer, and industrial applications. Quest has chosen IDEX to enhance the security and convenience of its smart card offering with the introduction of its dual-interface biometric technology. IDEX will support Quest by supplying its unique reference design inlay and dual-interface biometric sensor. Shipments are expected to begin in the second quarter of 2020.Jan Mason, CEO at Quest Payment Systems comments: “We are excited to be working with IDEX Biometrics on the next generation of smart card technology. Our experience in payments and loyalty cards, coupled with IDEX's biometric capability, will deliver a vastly improved retail experience for our customers.”