Expand and upgrade avigilon or move to Hik NVR? in IP/Megapixel Cameras and Software Solutions Posted January 19, 2019 chesterfield, To answer a few questions - Yes licenses can transfer or be used by other people and even can be deactivated from one server to be loaded on a different server in case of a crash or migrating, they are also sold in 1,4,8,16,24,48 channel packs and you can mix and match, just not split a single channel key. However when dealing with the 8/16/24 port appliances/nvrs those licenses that come with them are tied to that unit and can not be transferred to another server and since you have standard running you'd have to upgrade all 8 core licenses to standard to match your current environment so that you could login to both at the same time. I also believe moving to the hik nvr won't be the best as ACC provides better security and much faster searching and user experience imo. If you're buying avigilon cameras for your expansion you could probably go back and ask the integrator to maybe discount the quote to cover the cost of your ACC 5 to ACC 6 licenses as they are $20 msrp usd each. Otherwise if you go hikvision cameras and just upgrade licenses and buy more they won't be inclined to discount. Of course the integrator would have to get the discount approved from the avigilon sales person. Every 2-3 years a major release will come out and hopefully they'll still grandfather people in after a certain purchase date as acc 7 i would think would be coming out this year.