I tried Argyllcms 1.35 (latest release version) with the NEC sensor. It fails after a call to libusb_get_config_descriptor(). Looks like cannot talk to the NEC sensor without the appropriate unlock code. There may be a newer dev snapshot of Argyll that works with the NEC i1D3 puck, but I couldn't replicate Alan's success with the release version.
My bad! I misread the thread; I have the earlier NEC sensor not the one under question.