According to VinPower's website, yes they can:
OPTIARC IS BACK! Originally developed and distributed by SONY, the Optiarc 5290 picks up where the Optiarc 5280 left off. Vinpower Digital, with the support of SONY, became the exclusive global supplier of the original Optiarc series of drives. Once the 5280 model became EOL, there was no suitable replacement on the market. Recognizing the void in the market place, Vinpower revised the Optiarc product line and is now introducing the latest series of the 5200 series, the Optiarc 5290S line of Optical Disc Drives (ODD).
The Optiarc 5290S PLUS models offer the revolutionary DVD+R DL Overburn feature where it can expand the writing capacity from 8.5GB up to 8.7GB* to allow the user to capture more content on a single DVD+R DL disc.
The Optiarc 5290S ROBOT models are compatible with all systems that formally used the Optiarc 5280 series of drives. The Optiarc 5290S ROBOT series will work as replacement drives for virtually all autoloaders and disc publishing systems, including older and new systems that are in operation today.