Polycom Manual BToE PC Pairing on VVX Phones

This feature enables users to manually pair their VVX phone with their computer using the Polycom Better Together over Ethernet Connector application.

When you enable this feature users can select Auto or Manual pairing mode in the Web Configuration Utility or in the Features menu on the phone. However, the manual pairing feature no longer requires you to connect the Ethernet cable from your computer to the PC port on your phone. By default, BToE and BToE pairing are enabled for phones registered with Skype for Business. When an administrator disables BToE pairing, users cannot pair their VVX phone with their computer using BToE. When the phone is set to manually pair with your computer connected to a reachable network, the phone generates a pairing code that users must enter into the Polycom BToE Connector application to pair.

To use the Manual Pairing feature, users must update to UC Software version supported to the corresponding BToE Connector application version. The following table lists the supported UC Software version for the corresponding BToE Connector application for Manual Pairing.

Note: You can pair and unpair the VVX phone with the BToE application installed in a Citrix Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. For more information, see Polycom® Better Together over Ethernet Connector 3.8.0 Release Notes available on Polycom Support.
Table 1. Supported UC Software Version for Manual Pairing

UC Software Version

BToE Application Version

Manual Pairing

Automatic Pairing

UC Software version 5.8.0

BToE version 3.8.0

Yes

Yes

UC Software version 5.7.0

BToE version 3.7.0

Yes

Yes

UC Software version 5.5.1

BToE version 3.4.0

Yes

Yes

UC Software version 5.5.1

BToE version earlier to 3.4.0

No

Yes

UC Software version earlier to 5.5.1

BToE version 3.4.0

No

Yes