updated 07:30 pm EDT, Tue April 1, 2008
Mathematica Player Pro
Wolfram Research has 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 to users who do not have the full version of the software, allowing performance of adaptive visualization, controlling 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. 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 priced at $200 in the United States and Canada. International prices may vary.