ScribeVision proved itself to be a very flexible web product during
operations in Bosnia for SFOR 7.
In addition to the situational awareness version of ScribeVision known
as BubScribe and the TacLan G3
Ops Web Site, there was also the Presentation Manager component.
This component was created specifically to handle the briefing
requirements of the BUB - Battle Update Briefing.
The BUB briefing for SFOR 7 took place at 1830 hours every Monday
through Friday. The purpose was to allow the various commanders and
key staff comprising MND-N (Multinational Division North) to brief MG
Robert L. Halverson, MND-N Commanding General, and his command staff.
The image above depicts a fairly typical BUB outing for ScribeVision.
MG Halverson and the command group are seated at the briefing table facing
into the gallery area of the DOC (Division Operations Center).
Directly in front of the CG is a 32 inch TV monitor used to display the
PowerPoint presentation used for the briefing. Behind the CG is the
large Clarity display system - nicknamed Bubbatron.
ScribeVision's Presentation Manager was used to pull the PowerPoint
presentation and other multimedia elements together on the large screen
(actually comprised of nine separate screens linked together).
The top four screen modules contained the PowerPoint
briefing: the top right module contained a prominent digital clock; top
middle contained an animated Task Force Eagle logo; the bottom right
contained a TFE slideshow; and the bottom two left modules contained the
SFOR VTC Backdrops and menu control.