A general question regarding LoRa and alternatives regarding Industrial IOT usecases.
Imagine the following scenario:
Having a production plant with machines, running local (on device) statistics we want to forward metrics
from these machines to a backend for monitoring key metrics.
The metrics that will be forwarded are not high frequency/volume (such as typical industrial IOT machine data) but can be accumulated/aggregated before sending them.
We do not want to rely on either GSM or Wifi/Ethernet but can install a gateway per plant.
I’m interested in:
a) usecases like this, using LoRa as the technology to transfer the data. Just to get a picture of what is possible or what people are doing.
b) limitations of LoRa (such as bandwidth) in this scenario, with which kind of volumes (roughly) do I need to look at alternatives?
c) alternative solutions to LoRa - if e.g. the bandwidth is not enough, what do people use?
I would appreciate insight on this topic if anyone here has experience with these kind of problems.