PlexUtil v4.0.1 with Improved PL2™ Functionality
August 20, 2013

Download PDF

DALLAS, TX — (August 20, 2013) – Plexon Inc, the leader in advanced hardware and software solutions for neuroscience and behavioral research, announces the version 4.0.1 software release for its PlexUtil utility program enhancing the manipulation of neural data files utilizing Plexon’s proprietary and recently released PL2TM file format. Plexon data acquisition systems generate two types of data files: PLX and PL2 files. PLX files are data files that contain action potential (spike) timestamps and waveforms, event timestamps, and continuous variable data. PL2 is Plexon’s next generation format containing all of the data within a PLX file, only further developed to significantly decrease the time it takes to read (single channel or block level) the data into a sorting or analysis program. PlexUtil is then Plexon’s file utility program that permits the manipulation of these neural data files such as creating subsets of data, merging data or converting between file formats regardless of whether the files were recorded on the flagship OmniPlex® Neural Data Acquisition System or the original Multichannel Application Processor (MAP) Data Acquisition System.

This latest release offers new features and improvements primarily related to the PLX to PL2 converter. PlexUtil v4.0.1 will now convert PLX files containing channels with different digitizing rates recorded by the MAP System. Moreover, the functionality associated with splitting PLX or PL2 files has been significantly enhanced providing a more seamless process.

The latest download is available for both Windows 7 and Windows® XP operating systems, and can be found at on the PlexUtil webpage, or at Additional details regarding further improvements and other modifications are listed on the change log within the install package.

About Plexon Inc
Plexon is a pioneer and leading innovator of custom, high performance data acquisition, behavior and analysis solutions specifically designed for scientific research. We collaborate with and supply thousands of customers including the most prestigious neuroscience laboratories around the globe driving new frontiers in areas including basic science, brain-machine interfaces (BMI), neurodegenerative diseases, addictive behaviors and neuroprosthetics. Plexon offers integrated solutions for in vivo neurophysiology, optogenetics, and behavioral research — backed by its industry-leading commitment to quality and customer support.