The General Communication Equipment Market Takes A Leap With Spinach Now Sending Emails Using Nanotechnology

4 Feb, 2021

Not spam, just spinach – Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a technology, part of the larger ‘plant nanobionics’, which now allows spinach to communicate with scientists via email. TBRC’s general communication equipment market report now has something additional to cover along with its segments of alarm systems and equipment, fire detection equipment, smoke detectors, intercoms systems and equipment, traffic signals, and others!

MIT engineers used nanotechnology in the form of carbon nanotubes in the spinach leaves, which are capable of detecting nitroaromatics – a compound generally found in explosives. On exposure to this material, a fluorescent signal is sent out from the nanotubes which can be detected by infrared cameras that then send out an email through a device. In this way, plants can be managed to work as chemical monitors and act as communication platforms to transmit data on changes in the environment. The general communication equipment market consists of sales of general communication equipment and related services which are used for communication purposes. Communication equipment are devices that eases the communication between individuals and helps communicate important signals to an individual.

As per data on the Global Market Model, the global general communication equipment market size is expected to grow from $253.2 billion in 2020 to $265.38 billion in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.8%. The growth is mainly due to the companies rearranging their operations and recovering from the COVID-19 impact, which had earlier led to restrictive containment measures involving social distancing, remote working, and the closure of commercial activities that resulted in operational challenges. The market is expected to reach $334.2 billion in 2025 at a CAGR of 6%.

In the same way such warning signals from plants can be useful in the detection of dangerous explosives as well as the increasingly important need for environmental screening, stringent government regulations and mandates contribute to the general communication equipment market’s growth. General communication equipment is used for safety and security purposes. Globally, different government agencies have implemented various laws regarding the installation of communication equipment such as fire safety equipment in organizations to ensure employees’ safety. For instance, the U.S government in accordance with the 15 U.S. Code 2227 mandates the installation of fire safety systems with appropriate warning signals in federally assisted buildings. The increased need to ensure safety by the government agencies has increased the demand for the general communication equipment market.