PulseStation on Windows and Apple OSx

We offer a virtual machine allowing you to run PulseStation on a virtual Synology NAS.

Usage conditions:
– Do not update the Synology DSM software, it will break the VM
– Please change all passwords
The default ones are: Login: admin / Password: admin
– Feel free to update PulseStation itself

Requirements:
– Download and install Virtualbox
– Mac OSX only download and install the VirtualBox Extension Pack from the same site

Get started:

    1. Download the virtual CD drive that Synology will boot from
    2. Download the virtual machine image we made with PulseStation pre-installed
    3. Double click the second file to open it (the .ova file) and let Virtualbox import this image
    4. Right click this PulseStation VM, choose Settings. Go to ‘Storage’, click on ‘CD Drive‘ and choose once more the ‘CD‘ icon. Add the downloaded Synology .iso boot image. And press Ok.
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    5. If you want to use a Z-wave USB key inside PulseStation, first complete the steps below before pressing Start on the VM.
    6. Once the VM is started, open PulseStation in your browser:
      http://your-local-ip/PulseStation/administration
    7. Done

Setup the Z-wave USB key

Windows:

  1. Download the  z-wave usb windows drivers:
    VisionSecurity usb drivers ZU1401-5 (if you use a different key then the ZM4101 or ZU1401-5 we sell, download the drivers from their site)
    Aeotec Z-Stick (Gen5, S2/2E, Lite)
  2. Plug-in the Z-wave key
  3. Go to the Windows device manager, search for an unknown device, right click it and choose to install the drivers manually. Select the drivers you downloaded.
  4. Now rightclick the PulseStation VM inside Virtualbox, open settings, go to USB and add all the Unknown devices to the VM.
  5. Start the VM, open PulseStation, install Z-wave in the PulseStation store, fill in the port location under services (usually: devttyACM0 )

Mac OSX:

  1. No need to install extra drivers, recent USB keys is natively supported
  2. Make certain you installed the Virtualbox expension pack before
  3. Open Virtualbox, right click this PulseStation VM, choose Settings. Go to Ports / USB and add the USB key.
  4. Start the VM, open PulseStation, install Z-wave in the PulseStation store, fill in the port location under services (usually: devttyACM0 )