Satellite Security in Transport

The provision of emergency locator transmitters

The problem at the origin of our project

Thousands of people are missing each year worldwide, but : 

per cent of emergency beacons are obsolete obsolete and therefore ineffective for activating SAR operations!

About Us

Global macrotrends such as digitalisation, big data, sharing economy and artificial intelligence greatly use GNSS stressing on security features. Other applications such as sustainable farming, urban planning, infrastructure monitoring and disaster management have shown that European satellite systems adopted together can help users meet their challenges of daily life, while on a global scale they contribute to the achievement of the United Nation’s SDGs. Our goal is to be part of this process, creating a reference model in the provision of emergency locator transmitters, focusing on excellence in the performance required by end users in various sectors.




Our main goal is to increase personal security in transport by connecting satellites networks with advanced digital services. 

Thanks to the availability of GNSS, accuracy improvements and the SAR beacon registry, success rates of search and rescue missions have been improved which led to saving thousands of lives over the past decades. 

  • However, not all 406MHz beacons produced are equipped with a Location Protocol: in 2017, only 142,000 beacons out of 218,000 (or 65%) were GNSS-enabled devices.


Our proposal, studied with a launch customer, depicts a new product line of portable locator transmitters, initially addressed to helicopters segment, to be extended in aviation, maritime, military and drones sectors. 

This service would provide an acknowledgement capability to the distress beacon confirming that the alert has been detected and located by the systems.

  • The RLS will rely on Galileo’s L1 navigation signal and will be available worldwide.


An extensive business plan, with detailed market analysis for various segments and competitors benchmarking has been developed and shared with investors. Lessons learned by the launch customer and support from technological partners drive to a strong business model implementation, coherent with end users expectations. 

  • An ambitious go-to-market strategy will lead to exploitation process after the end of the project.

GENIEL : New line of Emergency Locator Transmitters

Portable, resistant, updated to latest international standards : 

These items are compliant with ETSO C126 ; compact, light, ready for international market standards, including high performance batteries and Galileo RLS


Our Awesome Partners

The Next Steps

Our Team

Cinzia Coppola

CEO, Quality and Project Management

Michele Monaco

Innovation Management Expert

Elena Viezzoli

Marketing & Business Development

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Geniel s.r.l

Via del Casale Solaro 119

00143 Rome, Italy

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