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Snom 8.8.3 BToE Beta Installation

This morning I received an email from Snom indicating the BToE beta has gone public.

The following are the steps I used to install snomXXX-UC-8.8.3.201309090236 firmware on my 821 Snom phone and pair using Better Together over Ethernet (BToE) with Lync 2013 client on Windows 8.
Note: 821 was previously configured to register to Lync 2013 Server via Edge with my user account.

  1. Install Beta firmware using the phone’s admin page.
    snom-btoe-1
  2. Install BToE application on PC
    snom-btoe-2 snom-btoe-3 snom-btoe-1f snom-btoe-4 snom-btoe-1e snom-btoe-5 snom-btoe-1d snom-btoe-6 snom-btoe-1c snom-btoe-7 snom-btoe-1b snom-btoe-8
  3. Configure feature key on phone for Pairing. Format: Action URL -
file:///xml/gui/decision.xml#var:dsc_title=BetterTogether&var:dsc_text=Start%20pairing%20now?&var:dsc_yes=1&var:dsc_no=1&var:action=btoe_init  

snom-btoe-9 4. Set BToE_client_host using a web browser and a special HTTP Get request. format: https://phoneIP/dummy.htm?settings=save&btoe_client_host=PCIPaddress
snom-btoe-1a 5. Pairing Process, Run the Command Prompt as Administrator and run the “BteUrbDrMgr.exe” for the correct OS version (32/64bit).
snom-btoe-10 snom-btoe-11 Press the BToE feature key on the phone and a PIN code is given to enter on the PC.
snom-btoe-14 snom-btoe-2a snom-btoe-12 6. 821 now available as a primary device in the Lync client
snom-btoe-2b snom-btoe-13

Impressions

  1. Pairing doesn’t require PC to be plugged into Phone, big for VDI and Remote Desktop scenarios.
  2. Command prompt running BteUrbDrMgr.exe must remain open or pairing disconnects.

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