Overview of Polycom Better Together over Ethernet 4.2.0


Better Together over Ethernet (BToE) is a product built by Polycom to help the Skype for Business application interact with Polycom desk phones. This software allows a user to sign in to the phone from their computer and transfer audio between the desktop application and their desk phone seamlessly. You can download and install the software from eRaider Software Downloads.

BToE Connector application 4.2.0 is a general release for customers using Microsoft Skype for Business Server with UC Software 5.8.0 or later with Polycom VVX business media phones. This application must be installed on the customer's computer to enable the BToE feature. The BToE Connector application 4.2.0 is compatible with the following Polycom endpoints:

  • Polycom VVX 201 business media phone
  • Polycom VVX 300, 301, 310 and 311 business media phones
  • Polycom VVX 400, 401, 410 and 411 business media phones
  • Polycom VVX 500 and 501 business media phones
  • Polycom VVX 600 and 601 business media phones
  • Polycom VVX 250 business IP phone
  • Polycom VVX 350 business IP phone
  • Polycom VVX 450 business IP phone

The Polycom BToE Connector application does not require a separate license to operate. However, as this application only works in Skype for Business deployments, a Skype for Business Server license is required for each phone that uses this feature.

The following software requirements were determined based on test scenarios. Your system's actual performance may vary based on software or hardware configurations. Polycom BToE Connector 4.2.0 is supported on Windows 10

NOTE: BToE is enabled by default on supported VVX business media phones with UC Software 5.6.0 or later, and Polycom BToE Connector 4.2.0 is compatible with UC Software 5.8.0 or later. If you are running UC Software versions earlier than version 5.8.0 with BToE Connector 4.2.0, any mode of pairing is strictly not supported. Pairing with BToE Connector 4.2.0 is only supported from UC Software 5.8.0 or later.