It says "NOTE: FW 2R8 is required." I have a registered version of Info Pro that says I need fw 2R8 when I try to test a DVD with my ND-3520A. I think at this point we are assuming that these new software updates that allow PI/PIF error testing on NEC 35X0's are just in advance for the new firmware that has yet to be released. So to answer the question at the head of the post: no, the new firmware has not been officially released yet. When it does, I'm sure it will be here first, so bookmark it.