• Miastoprojekt

1972: THE ADVENTURE WITH IT

A special place in the history of our activity is occupied by cooperation with ElWRO Wrocław Electronic Plant, main producer of digital devices in the country at that time, thanks to which Miastoprojekt contributed to the development of the digitization of Poland.


In 1972, ELWRO grew to the rank of a leading company in the field of computer science. The first type of production carried out at ELWRO were switches for TV sets produced in Warsaw - which for two years was the main source of the factory's income. However, ELWRO has always been ahead of the technical and ambitious visions surrounding reality. The development strategy adopted and consistently implemented by the management assumed the production of electronic digital machines.


Due to the incoming, especially from abroad, orders for digital machines and automation elements, and the need to expand research on the development of technology (including prototypes of the 3rd generation ODRA 1305 digital machine), ELWRO decided to create innovative work centers, whose task was to support the process of knowledge transfer and technology. The development of projects for the construction of two Research and Development Centers for Digital Machines and the complete equipment of the workshop was entrusted to the thriving Miastoprojekt Wrocław. The delivered technological and organizational projects as well as the technical and economic assumptions of the centers improved the efficiency of ELWRO, which translated into a subsequent increase in technological standards in Poland.


At the turn of the 1970s and 1980s, ELWRO plants started the production of the TVG-10 console, which is a clone of the Pong game - one of the oldest games, designed and produced a few years earlier by Atari. It is estimated that 9,000 copies of the device went on sale for three years. In 1981, the production of the console was transferred to the Ameprod Polonijno-Foreign Enterprise in Poznań, where 100,000 consoles were produced in about 3 years.


In 1986, the plants produced a trial series of Elwro 800 Junior personal computers for school use, intended for teachers and students. This solution has been approved by education and IT experts as the best solution for IT education in schools.


The end of the 1980s is a moment in history that heralded political changes in Poland. In 1989, ELWRO planned to start production of computers with software at the level of 30 thousand. pieces per year. At that time also Przedsiębiorstwo Innowacyjno-Wdrożeniowe CADSystem Miastoprojekt (1988) was established, which laid the foundations for modern design, effectively initiating the introduction of computer programs in this field.


Today it is difficult to imagine architecture without dedicated computer programs. Always - innovative!




On the basis of WIKIPEDIA.


Photos:

Author unknown, Wrocław old and new, Janina Mierzecka, Zakład Narodowy im. Ossolińskich, Wrocław-Warsaw-Kraków 1967, Public domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=107514820


Authors nn - Elektronika nad Odrą, Ignacy Rutkiewicz 1971, Public domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=25783423


By Elwro - Elwro 1989, 30 years old, Public domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=57881942


By Elwro - Elwro 1989, 30 years old, Public domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=57881940