Plextor USA now has several new product pages up:
There is also a new Software-Tool called "PlexUtilities":
"Take control of several powerful features of Plextor drives. With the power of PlexUTILITIES for WindowsÂ® you now have extra support for your Plextor hardware. PlexUTILITIES allows you to view basic and advance drive information as well as offering high quality audio and multimedia capabilities.
By allowing you to measure and control the burn quality of every disc on a WindowsÂ® platform, PlexUTILITIES makes coasters a thing of the past. The distinctive design in PlexUTILITIES allows ease of use for newcomers without compromising on the powerful features that experienced burners demand.
PlexUTILITIES also features:
Viewing Basic and Advanced Drive Information which lists the driveâ€™s hardware, including serial number, firmware version and jumper settings, and shows the capabilities of the drive. Concurrently, it reveals extensive information about the inserted discâ€” like format, sessions and tracks, manufacturer, and CD TEXT.
Permitting Drive Identification and Control which allows you to control different features of your Plextor drive.
Measure Disc Burning Quality which tests the quality of a written or pressed disc by counting the number of errors, measures the mechanical characteristics of blank media, shows the write quality by checking the jitter rate and the beta value of written media, and measures the quality of the written DVD media by checking the pits and lands for compliance
with the DVD specifications.
Automatic software and firmware updates immediately notifies you of pending updates to your Plextor drive so that you always have the most current applications."
It's nice to see we seem to get almost all scanning features we had with Plextools and original Plextor hardware with these new drives, that is FE/TE, PI/PO, Beta/Jitter and TA tests.
Edit: Link for PX-610u added