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To: W.F.Rakecky who wrote ()12/29/1999 7:06:00 PM
From: W.F.Rakecky
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Well........any explanations????

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To: W.F.Rakecky who wrote (1)1/1/2000 11:19:00 PM
From: Sipowitz
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The recent fall was caused by the MM's who want to accumulate as many shares as they can before the analysts meeting. IMO they were shocked that the stock had gone up as fast and as far as it did and had to get some shares back and did so by creating a panic selling atmosphere...I am now kicking myself..no I didn't sell any of my shares into the downward frenzy..BUT damit I didn't buy more on the blue light special day when the price was in the $4's!

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To: Sipowitz who wrote (2)1/2/2000 11:32:00 AM
From: W.F.Rakecky
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Sipowitz....what do you know about Orr.Bosch,Lu and the new product???? Is the new product proprietary???? What about the General Instrument conflict/lawsuit???

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To: W.F.Rakecky who wrote (3)1/3/2000 7:16:00 AM
From: rita labella
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product to be shipped only in second quarter. Who has specific info
about originality of product. Agreement was that Bosch would have
dist. worldwide except USA going to PLNS. Anyone with more precise info? Any technocrate on board?
rita

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To: rita labella who wrote (4)1/11/2000 5:28:00 PM
From: don pagach
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Hi everyone,
a very good last couple of days, positive volume, upward movement. Is anyone attending the COMNET event that is listed on the PLNS website? Is this an event where orders would be taken? I have heard on other boards the comment "that over 20 companies" are evaluating the Pliant 3000. Does anyone know what the nature of this "evaluation" is? From the PLNS website it looks like the product is available.

Thanks for any insights.
DP

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To: don pagach who wrote (5)1/13/2000 10:19:00 AM
From: pat mudge
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Don --

I'm new to PLNS based on a recommendation from a friend in the industry. I look forward to learning more about the company.

Just a glance at their management team is impressive.
pliantsystems.com

President and CEO:

Previously, Mr. Orr was President and CEO of Alcatel Network Systems, Inc. There he was responsible for the Richardson, Texas-based company with 6,000 people and $1.5 billion in revenue (1996). He was Vice President and General Manager of Rockwell International's Network Transmission Systems Division before the organization was acquired by Alcatel.

EVP:

Dr. Jones co-founded BroadBand Technologies, now Pliant Systems, in 1988 to pursue the development of broadband fiber-in-the-loop. Involved in the technology of optical-fiber communications almost since its inception, his efforts were instrumental in the development, design and promotion of BroadBand's Fiber-Loop Access (FLX©) System.

Dr. Jones holds graduate and doctorate degrees in Applied Physics from Cornell University and received his BSME degree from Utah State University.

VP, Engineering:

Mr. McLean is responsible for developing and supporting Pliant Systems access products. He joined the company in October of 1996 and was promoted to his current position in March of 1998.

During his 16 years of experience in the information processing and datacom industries he has held a variety of senior management positions in marketing, development and manufacturing at IBM Corporation. While there, he also ran the company's datacom technology product line.

Mr. McLean received his executive MBA through IBM's President's Class and the Harvard Business School. He also holds a BSEE degree from the University of Virginia.

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To: pat mudge who wrote (6)1/13/2000 12:55:00 PM
From: RikRichter
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Anyone know why and when BBTK was delisted? TIA. Regards

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To: RikRichter who wrote (7)1/13/2000 2:13:00 PM
From: pat mudge
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I'm new but from what I read, it was a name change.

Here's the press release:

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BroadBand Technologies Changes Name to Pliant Systems; Ticker Symbol Becomes PLNS

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (Dec. 13, 1999) ? BroadBand Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BBTK) announced today that it changed the name of the company to Pliant Systems, Inc. The change was approved by the Corporation's shareholders at the annual meeting held December 7, 1999. Pliant Systems' common shares are expected to begin trading under the new stock symbol PLNS on the OTCBB December 14, 1999.

Shareholders adopted an amendment to change the name from BroadBand Technologies to distinguish the organization from other entities that are operating in the same space. Additionally, the company sought to pair the corporate name with the product name that is being adopted as part of the company's new branding strategy. That strategy creates a single name and image for the company and its products.

Founded in 1988 as BroadBand Technologies, Pliant Systems, Inc. is a communications equipment company that manufactures and markets integrated access platforms for the telecommunications industry. The company is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC.
>>>>>

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To: pat mudge who wrote (8)1/13/2000 4:32:00 PM
From: don pagach
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Pat,
Thanks for the note. I agree with you about the Mgt. team. Dave Orr has done an excellent job turning the Comp. around and keeping it on track. The product is going to definitely be in demand, I hope that everything stays on track and shipping starts in 2nd quarter. There is an excellent article in the NY Times about the state of DSL.
nytimes.com

The Pliant 3000 is expected to solve the 17,500 foot problem which should make it very attractive. I have been patient for awhile and think that the stock will pay off handsomely. Lets hope for continued success.

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To: don pagach who wrote (9)1/13/2000 4:46:00 PM
From: pat mudge
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The Pliant 3000 is expected to solve the 17,500 foot problem which should make it very attractive. I have been patient for awhile and think that the stock will pay off handsomely. Lets hope for continued success.

That's exactly why I'm in.

I also understand the competition can't keep up.

Pat

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