Individual photos of all NanoPac employees starting from the top left corner - Amy, Silvio, Patrick, Calvin, Craig, Vince, Matthew, Laura, Rick, Margie, dave, Maria, Chris, Hannah, and Brian

About NanoPac

NanoPac was incorporated in 1988 to provide affordable high-technology solutions to individuals with severe disabilities such as low vision and blindness. Products include electronic magnifiers, braille devices, software, etc.

1987 – CINTEX was developed by Silvio Cianfrone, a vice president of Telex Corporation, as an “off-hours project” with equipment donated by Telex Corporation with the approval of Steve Jatras (Chairman of the Board) and George Bragg (President). The intent was solely to help a nonverbal, head-injured young man with quadriplegia. “David” had not communicated for six years. He “spoke” with CINTEX.

1988 – Silvio Cianfrone founded NanoPac to concentrate on the further development of CINTEX and distribution of CINTEX to other “Davids.” Steve Jatras and George Bragg continued their support.

1989 – NanoPac developed the world’s first integrated augmentative communications system with environmental controls. National Easter Seal Special Needs signed an agreement to distribute CINTEX. NanoPac presented at the National Easter Seal convention.

1990 – NanoPac presented CINTEX to IBM Special Needs Division. IBM agreed to cooperate with NanoPac as a developer partner. IBM listed CINTEX in IBM Special Needs Catalog.

1991 – NanoPac signed an agreement with IBM and Dragon Systems to distribute IBM VoiceType and DragonDictate.

1992 – IBM and NanoPac jointly developed CINTEX2, an environmental control system with voice activation. Within six weeks NanoPac successfully demonstrated for an IBM client at Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center in Virginia. IBM listed CINTEX2 in IBM’s “People Helping People Through Technology” brochure.

1993 – CNN featured NanoPac on Technology Week. NanoPac developed a United States-based distribution network.

1994 – NanoPac began to market voice recognition for commercial applications.

1995 – NanoPac acquired SoonerSoft and added a full line of computer products for individuals with low vision or blindness.

1996 – NanoPac receives an award from Dragon Systems as the best Premier VAR in the Midwest.

1998 – NanoPac celebrates its tenth corporate anniversary, providing computer solutions for individuals with disabilities.

1999 – Blazie Engineering appoints NanoPac as a “Full Service Dealer” for Blazie blindness products.
NanoPac receives the National Award for the most significant improvement in sales from Jim Fruchterman, Arkenstone’s President.
NanoPac becomes a charter member of ATIA.

2000 – NanoPac is among the top 10 Optelec low vision distributors in 1999 for best improvement in sales in electronic magnifiers.

2001 – NanoPac receives Oklahoma Rehabilitation Association’s “Top Provider of the Year” for outstanding service.

2002 – NanoPac receives “Top Braille Displays Sales in the Nation” from Freedom Scientific.
Maria Swatek, MA CCC-SLP, joins NanoPac as Staff Speech Pathologist.

2003 – NanoPac receives “Top Sales in the Nation” from Freedom Scientific.
NanoPac receives an award from Missouri Rehabilitation Association.

2004 – Vince receives an award from Oklahoma Developmental Disabilities Council.

2006 – NanoPac is nominated Gold Star Vendor Award for exceptional service to the Department of Rehabilitation Services and their clients.
NanoPac receives the top “Business of the Year Award” from Oklahoma DRS.
NanoPac receives top “Domestic Growth,” “Product Mix,” and “PAC Mate.”
award from Freedom Scientific.

2007 – NanoPac receives top “PAC Mate” sales from Freedom Scientific.

2008 – NanoPac celebrates 20 years of providing assistive technology to individuals with disabilities.
Rick Hart and Vince Cianfrone from NanoPac received the “Most Appreciated Person Award” from Blinded Veterans Association.

2009 – NanoPac passed the 10,000 mark of individuals helped with assistive

2010 – NanoPac’s Vice President Vince Cianfrone accepts the prestigious LeRoy F. Saunders award from the Oklahoma Council of the Blind in recognition of NanoPac’s lifelong dedication to national, state, and local advocacy efforts and employment of individuals who are blind or have low vision.

2011 – NanoPac adds Chris Rose as a Sales Representative for Missouri.

2012 – NanoPac expands into Colorado, increasing coverage to 6 states.

2013 – NanoPac celebrates 25 years since its incorporation and serving individuals with disabilities, including low vision, blindness, and paralysis. NanoPac adds Calvin Churchwell, CLVT, COMS, as an Arkansas and Southern Missouri Sales Representative.

2014 – NanoPac expands into Nebraska and Iowa, increasing coverage to 8 states. NanoPac welcomes Patrick Fischer to represent NanoPac in Nebraska and Iowa.

2016 – NanoPac adds Amy Wagner as a Sales Representative for the state of Kansas and northwestern Missouri

2017 – 30 years since the first assistive technology system was delivered by the NanoPac startup. NanoPac is incorporated in Oklahoma one year later.

2018 – NanoPac was awarded by VFO as the best provider of low vision and blindness electronic devices, software, and service in the United States. This was based on sales and outstanding service. VFO is the world’s largest electronic device developer and software developer for individuals with low vision or who are blind.

2019 –NanoPac exceeds 20,000 customers helped by assistive technology. NanoPac receives the 2 Star Achievement Award from OrCam. NanoPac becomes certified to offer ACVREP (Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals) and CRCC CEUs.

Rick Hart celebrated his 30th anniversary with NanoPac. Craig Smith joins NanoPac in the technical support department. Laura Bradbury joins NanoPac in the office management department. NanoPac adds Brian and Matthew Smith with MagniSight of the Rockies as a contractor for the state of Colorado.

2020 – NanoPac is awarded the preferred provider for state-wide contracts.

2021 – NanoPac continues as the best sales and service provider for Assistive Technology in the US.

2022 – NanoPac expands Enhanced Vision coverage to all of Missouri and Colorado.

NanoPac completes a state-wide outreach project with the Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired by placing over 300 video magnifiers in local libraries and senior centers.

Maria Swatek gains Level 2 SSP Certification via the SHEP Program

2023 – Hannah Cianfrone joins NanoPac in the sales and marketing department. NanoPac celebrates 35 years since its incorporation empowering accessibility and independence with assistive technology.


Today, NanoPac continues to provide computer-related services and products for individuals with disabilities. NanoPac has assembled an extensive assistive technology capability. In addition to developing assistive technology products, we have expanded our expertise and product line by researching and offering products from other manufacturers. We specialize in assistive technology products for people who are severely disabled with blindness, low vision, spinal cord injuries, head injuries, CP, MS, ALS, speech, and cognitive disorders.


NanoPac Staff Photo

NanoPac’s primary market is OK, AR, MO, NM, KS, IA, NE, and CO.

NanoPac Group Photo From October 2011 - From left to right Dawn, Dave, Chris, Rick, Maria, Margie, Silvio, Vince, and Jana
Steve and Silvio Cianfrone at a Tradeshow in 1989