Hello! New member here. I'm struggling to find a solution. I hope someone here can help. I'm working on a project that will monitor inventory along a shelf. Below are a list of requirements I'm looking for: 1) Low frame rate (as low as 1 frame per second would be sufficient) 2) Low resolution (1 or 2 megapixels should be good) 3) Super low profile and compact 4) Each camera is assigned to its own IP 5) Ethernet connection only, no wifi Please see the attached file. The giant box is an example of what my shelf looks like. The blue rectangles represent each individual camera, connected with a red Ethernet cable. In this example, it will contain 25 cameras. As the project continues, I will need more than 100 cameras. Basically, I want to use really cheap webcams and control them via IP. The original plan is to use a giant USB hub and connect all the cameras to the hub. Then, connect this hub to the computer. One problem that I can foresee is that there might be a problem with bandwidth, in terms of both data and power. Also, I've learned that one computer device can only support up to 128 USB devices. Which isn't a deal breaker, but when combined with the above mentioned issues, I predict it would be easier and cheaper to go with POE. I've went to several electronics and hardware stores and no one has been able to help. One big issue that I keep hitting is the cost of each camera. Regular IP cameras cost around $20-100, which is way out of my budget. These cameras are also way too powerful for what I need. Since these cameras are not going to be monitoring any surveillance activity, it will not require a high frame rate. If the system would take a snapshot of each camera one at a time, this would be good enough for my purpose. The resolution also doesn't have to be 4K or anything either. It would just need to be able to visual some text from about 12 to 16 inches away. Please let me know if I'm out of my realm here! I do have electronics experience, but I think that the path that I'm going for right now is above my paygrade, but I would love to learn. Thank you!