WASHINGTON — The Smart Cities Council, an industry coalition to improve the livability, workability and sustainability of the world's cities, has gained four new members: BehaviorMatrix, Camgian Microsystems, Imex Systems and Neptune Technology Group.

“We are thrilled to have these new partners join the Council and bring their cutting-edge solutions to the smart cities movement,” said Jesse Berst, Smart Cities Council chairman.  “To date, we’ve attracted the world’s largest technology companies but it’s equally important to have the most innovative startups and small businesses as part of the overall solution for creating smart cities of the future.”

Currently, the Council has over two dozen leading companies committed to the Smart Cities effort, the release noted, including IBM, Bechtel, Grid2020, MasterCard and Microsoft.

BehaviorMatrix provides customized data and analysis services that allow cities to listen to their citizens, reported the release, while Camgian is a leader in developing low-power IoT sensor technologies that provide critical data and analytics about the environmental conditions surrounding a specific infrastructure or city, such as energy consumption, humidity and luminosity.

Imex Systems, a fast growing IT Services and Technology Solutions Provider, specializes in innovative solutions for the public sector across Canada, the U.S. and Japan, while expanding into the Middle East and Africa, the release continued, while Neptune Technology Group has a rich history of innovation in metering and data management.