I have a setup with one sensor and one collector. The local environment and design constraints of each means the sensor will be effectively TX-only, and the collector will be RX-only. Only sensor–>collector transfer is required.
The collector will potentially have a high-gain antenna to increase RX ability. However, should it transmit it would exceed local ERP TX regulations. As such, it must not transmit.
I have looked through the XBee SX 868 user manual, and I think using a permanent point-to-point setup should be possible to avoid needing a bidirectional handshake/network join. If we never directly ask the collector to transmit, no actual transmit will happen (even as part of the underlying protocol)?
The 10 kbs RF data rate is fine for us - is this likely to result in at least 5 kbs payload data continuous throughput? Is it correct that the XBee will still be using LBT, AFA and duty-cycle-aware protocols under the hood to keep within regulations even in this more “basic” mode and with this continuous data rate?