In wireless technology, what is "Orinoco"? Is it a brand name, a protocol, or a type of wireless product? What is the correct pronunciation, and where is the accent placed?

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According to, Orinoco is pronounced "OrEnO'kO". It is the name of a river in Venezuela. A few years ago, Agere adopted ORiNOCO as the brand name for its line of wireless LAN products - products that are now sold by Proxim.

This was first published in May 2003

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