It is not that you have to re-holster the BB as much as it is that the auto-answer option on the BB only sets whether a ringing BB will be answered by simply removing it from the holster or whether you want to require the answer key to be pressed to answer.
As for the HF800 and your VC-II, do you know why "it will not work," or are you just relying on what they told you? If the VC-II has a patch cable that can plug into your telephone's external headset jack, then I imagine the HF800 would work. The stock telephone patch cable that came with my Autcom system was all I needed.
Autocom told me the HF800 would not work with their intercoms, and that I had to buy their (expensive) bluetooth solution. In real life, the HF800 works fine. The Autocom intercom apparently does not even realize it is plugged into the HF800 and not into the phone itself.
If you know someone nearby with an HF800, you might test it with your setup, if you feel comfortable with the idea, before investing a chunk of change in a J&M and/or BMW interface.
If it works for you, I'm sure you'll find other goodies on which to spend the money you saved.
Originally Posted by GBaker
That makes sense as I was not aware of having to re holster the BB. i was hopeful re the Motorola HF800 but as I understand it will not work with the VC II.....
J&M told me they have a bluetooth solution for BMW but are awaiting BMW to accept it.