Champaign, Illinois–April 1, 2008–Wolfram Research today announced the
release of 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 revolutionary new
capabilities–performing adaptive visualization, 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
cost-effectively 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.
“Until now, developing with Mathematica has almost always meant deploying
with Mathematica,” said Conrad Wolfram, director of strategic and
international development at Wolfram Research. “That has limited who can
use Mathematica applications–and therefore who can use Mathematica for
development. With Player and Player Pro, you can now deploy to almost
anyone–for the first time enabling Mathematica to be a complete
Player Pro marries convenient deployment 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
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“Mathematica is famous for math, but not yet for application development,”
Wolfram added. “I expect that to change: Player Pro completes Mathematica
6’s revolutionary development workflow, making application building
practical or possible in so many cases where it hasn’t been before.”
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.
For more information about Player Pro and Mathematica’s complete deployment
Player Pro is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux (x86 2.4 or
later). The suggested commercial price is US $195 in the United States and
Canada. International prices may vary. 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.
Wolfram Research is the world’s leading developer of computational software
for science and technology, offering organization-wide computing solutions.
Led by Mathematica, its flagship product, the company’s software is relied
on today by several million enthusiastic users around the world and has
been the recipient of many industry awards. Wolfram Research was founded in
1987 by Stephen Wolfram, who continues to lead the company today. The
company is headquartered in the United States, with offices in Europe and
Japan. Go to http://www.wolfram.com for more information about Wolfram
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