ONYX Essential

ONYX Essential is an encrypted USB key to enable 8 ONYX Universes and unlock OSC, MIDI and Timecode features for PC Systems.

This compact key carries an ONYX license that is instantly recognized by the ONYX software. No online connectivity or activation is required. Different license levels are available to suit the size of the show.

The ONYX Essential key can be used on any PC and is not registered to a specific hardware. Drivers are pre-installed with ONYX, making this key plug and play. The ONYX Key is a great solution for users on the go, as a backup systems or to build powerful PC systems for architainment applications

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Technical Data


Flexible ONYX license
USB 2.0 compact housing with security loop
Plug and Play, no additional drivers required


USB In: USB 2.0


8 Universes
2 DyLOS Zones
OSC, MIDI and Timecode Unlock
Encrypted USB 2.0 device


5V over USB
Maximum current: 20 mA


Windows 10
Intel Core i3 processor 6th Generation+
SSD Drive
40 GB available disk space
Widescreen monitor, minimum 1280 wide, 768 high (capacitive multi-touchscreen recommended)
USB 2.0 port
10/100 Ethernet port for Art-Net DMX output
100/1000 Ethernet port for X-Net, Remote operation and sACN


ONYX Essential Key
USB Drive with ONYX Software
2x ONYX USB Lanyard

Specifications and documentation subject to change without notice