Our automation project required a large number of cameras to be connected to a single Jetson. We could have gone the one-camera-per-Jetson route, but there would have the issue of network connectivity. There is no guarantee that WiFi would have been appropriate in our operational environment, and space limitations precluded wired Ethernet, etc. Not to mention: We would had to write software to coordinate all those Jetson’s.
I am sure that others have faced the same problems, so I would like to get some feedback before embarking on completion of a 24-camera multiplexer. Specifically, I would like to know the “magic number” of cameras for a mux that people would prefer. Because our situation required so many cameras, I figure that, if I am going to do the design, might as well anticipate the need for others. I would like to avoid a situation where we do 24-cameras-per mux, and discover later that someone else would have been happy with 25, for example.
Before I start the journey for this mux, my question is, how many cameras does everyone else want attached to a single Jetson?
I do not plan to have all cameras running at once, only a few at a time of the 24. Take a snap-shot, switch cameras, take snap-shot, …
I am aware of the products over at Arducam, Auvidea, E-ConSystems, etc.'s. I have to make a custom board anyway because of other constraints.