Yes it would be perfect because it polls from the site and sends data back to application server which will get around your latency issue. The difference between the standard ape and rop is the licensing which can be purchased specifically for smaller numbers and does not have to conform with the main poller.
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The Remote Office Poller (ROP) would not work in this scenario. The backend architecture and connection requirements for the ROP are identical as a full Additional Polling Engine (APE). The only difference between the ROP and APE is the ROP has less polling capacity. The ROP has either 250 elements or 1000 elements and comes at a lower price point.
For the ones that have a internal connection like a VPN, MPLS, etc i would poll via SNMP for network gear and deploy an agent for Windows/Linux.
For the sites that do not have a VPN, MPLS, etc it becomes a lot more challenging. You could monitoring the main firewall at each site via SNMP over it's WAN interface. You would not be able to poll for devices behind a remote firewall via a NAT/PAT because Orion only allows 1 unique hostname/IP as a node.
If there is a windows or linux server you can attempt to do something outlined in this article, but it does require work to get it set up.