Novation Launchkey Mini - does it really work with Cubase 8?

I am trying to get a Novation Launchkey mini keyboard controller to work with Cubase Artist 8.5 on Windows 10.

I have followed all the set-up instructions from Novation in that it has to be a Mackie HUI remote device. But, I cannot get any MIDI traffic to show up on the Transport panel when I tap on a key or pad. Nothing.

I plug in the keyboard USB plug into the laptop and the Launchkey goes through a startup sequence of flashing lights. There is an InControl button which is illuminated and the manual suggests this is correct. Then I fire up Cubase so that it should recognize the controller.

But simply does not work. Has anybody run into this issue? Is there another recommended 25 key controller instead of this one?