The paper reports on a use case of vertical integration and predictive maintenance, two concepts that fall within the wider “Industry 4.0” domain. We designed an Internet of Things based-system for the collection, processing and management of data coming from central vacuum cleaners. The developed embedded system for data retrieval from the vacuum via MODBUS and for sending them to a cloud server via WiFi is described in detail. We also present the software techniques used to manage data and the application developed for the presentation of collected data to several types of users: administrators, customers and distributors. Finally, they are highlighted the advantages for using information stored in optimizing the assistance service, marketing opportunities and market analysis.

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