The average thermal profiler on the market operates like the old chart recorder migrated onto a PC. It is a passive data acquisition unit that informs the user of the PCB profile. Smart profiling goes beyond that into the realm of data intelligence. Based on your input, the profiler tells you where you are, where you want to go, and how to get there. Intelligent databases provide such information without even needing to run a manual profile! The data can be linked and shared with all authorized personnel.