Wolfram Research has released Mathematica Player Pro, the new delivery system for Mathematica applications and interactive documents.
Player Pro gives access to any Mathematica-6-based notebook files, allowing full interaction with Mathematica's new capabilities; performing adaptive visualisation, controlling dynamic interface elements, connecting to real-time data, and more. Developers can build applications in Mathematica and then use Player Pro to deploy them to anyone.
On a technical level, Player Pro contains almost all of Mathematica, but differs in that it is a pure runtime environment. Where developers use Mathematica to create their applications, their end users can now use Player Pro to run them.
Player Pro is deployed with Mathematica's math and rapid application development environment -an ideal combination for workgroups, consulting teams, researchers, commercial application builders, and others looking to roll out dynamic solutions, whether to clients or across their own organisations.
Player Pro complements the existing free Mathematica Player, released as a beta in 2007. Technical differences include Player Pro's abilities to import or export user data at runtime, provide dialog-box entry, and run an almost-complete range of Mathematica applications.
Player Pro is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux (x86 2.4 or later). Special five-pack and other volume discounts are available. All current individual Mathematica 6 Premier Service customers are eligible to receive three complimentary copies of Player Pro for distribution.