The applications are (much) more complex than just a temperature measurement, but I understand your point.
Well, there are a few arguments to stay with the RN (if Microchip gets this fixed):
- there is a lot of time and effort invested in pcb design, application and library software development
- the RN was one of the few (only) certified modules when we started looking at LoRa radios (about 2 years ago). I'm not really sure what the alternatives are at the moment.
- the RN -at the time we needed to make a choice- was the only one available through the big electronic component distributors.
- ease of use (through the AT-commands).
However, when this issue will not be resolved, a search for an alternative is indeed necessary. Do you have a suggestion?