Greg Totten sees his Passport to the future.

It comes in the form of an interactive CD-ROM and online program called Passport that Totten and business partner Chris Faraji have developed for the collegiate market. Their company, Xhil-aration Business Solutions, has just signed up the University of Cin-cinnati as a client, and they expect other universities to follow.

Beginning in autumn 2006, the customized Xperience UC Pass-port will provide the school's 34,000 students with all the information and interconnections they need to make the most of college life on a massive campus.

The Passport will include in-stant messaging with fellow students, online discussion rooms, university email, calendars for university and personal events, library resources, news and radio access. One unique function will even allow students to search for other students with similar interests among UC's diverse population.

"Our Passport [will] allow students to feel more connected, comfortable, and confident throughout their University of Cincin-nati experience," Totten says. That connectivity could result in more loyal support and participation from those same students after graduation.

When it comes to feeling adrift on the large campus, Totten and Faraji draw on personal experience. The duo first met while attending the University of Cincinnati, and actually launched the groundwork for Xhilaration in their sophomore year.

Their firm now specializes in designing Web pages, logos, business operating systems, and CD-ROM and DVD-ROM replication, as well as consulting on business and technology strategies. The company introduced the XBizCard, a CD-ROM-shaped business card that provides business information interactively when placed in a computer drive. Major Xhilaration clients include Luxottica and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

Xhilaration partners with Main Street Ventures, a nonprofit organization that offers resources to new technological businesses in downtown Cincinnati. Barbara Aras, the agency's CEO, endorses Totten and Faraji, saying they "speak to the fact that innovative technology entrepreneurs here are on the forefront of business solutions."