(6) Printing and Publications.
(a) With current technology and reproduction capabilities, low-quality and
volume printing requirements in the theater of operations are often done with user-owned and
operated devices, such as copying machines and personal computers with auxiliary printers. It is
not uncommon to find leased commercial photocopy equipment at various Army echelon
command posts within the theater. As newer user-owned systems are fielded, such as the
printing and publishing requirements for information in the tactical environment will be done via
reproduction requirements within the theater
are satisfied by the signal reproduction
detachment, under the control of the
reproduction detachment's mission is to
provide volume reproduction services to
divisional and nondivisional units within the
theater of operations. Reproduction services
Figure 3-5. Signal reproduction
include duplications, collating, binding, and
packaging. Copies are black and white with
a maximum size of 13" L X 9 1/2" W.
Signal Support at Corps.
a. MSE provides signal support at corps. The MSE network contains a maximum of 42
node centers to support a corps of three to five divisions covering 37,500 square kilometers. The
MSE network provides common-user service over the entire corps area. An example of an MSE
operations is shown in Figure 3-6. The primary interface between MSE and EAC occurs at the
node centers located near the corps rear boundary. This is depicted by the darkened node centers
(NC) identified as EAC interface in Figure 3-6.
b. Signal support at corps consists of the five IMA disciplines (communications,
automation, visual information, records management, and printing and publications). The corps
signal officer is responsible for providing the IMA support. In addition, the corps signal officer
is responsible for integrating, controlling, and managing the flow of information throughout the
corps area to support the corps commander in accomplishing his mission.